Why do you lie so much Carol? In 2008, the American and Iraqi governments signed the U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement which stipulates that all American forces should withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009 and from Iraqi territory altogether by 31 December 2011. On 14 December 2008, then-U.S. President George W. Bush signed the security pact with Iraq.<quoted text>
Don't think the National Journal or a survey conducted in 2006 will write the history and legacy of George W. Bush.
If Iraq ends up being a lost cause, history will blame Obama for withdrawing residual troops meant to stay and train Iraqi military and keep the peace too soon - against the advise of Iraqi generals on the ground.
This president is all too eager to negotiate with Iran and Russia but caves at the drop of the hat with Iraq to negotiate an agreement allowing residual troops to remain so Iraq would not become a lost cause.
He wants it to be a lost cause. Just so he can say he was right. Nevermind the blood and treasure that were sacrificed or Iraq as a stabilizing country in the Middle East.
Do you know what "all" means Carol? There was no mention of any residual troops.
Bush is going to be the one who history will judge harshly for putting our troops into that hell hole in the first place.