Deployment to Iraq for 3,500 troops canceled

There are 20 comments on the CNN story from Oct 17, 2009, titled Deployment to Iraq for 3,500 troops canceled. In it, CNN reports that:

More than 3,000 U.S. troops scheduled to deploy to Iraq won't go after all, as the military tries to draw down troop levels in the war-torn country, a Pentagon spokesman said Saturday.

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“MORAL OF THE STORY....”

Since: Mar 09

DONT RUN FROM THE COPS...DUH

#1 Oct 17, 2009
That's because Bush's war is won already.

Good job, troops!!!

Since: Aug 08

United States

#2 Oct 17, 2009
First smart decision our administration's made in over eight years.

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#3 Oct 17, 2009
Translation: draw down troops and present the illusion of our victorious conquest for oil and depravity.

“Wake me when its 2012”

Since: Feb 09

Bethlehem, Pa.

#4 Oct 17, 2009
The depravity was Saddam's regime. Thanks to Bush, the Iraqis atleast have freedom and the hope of a real future. The rape rooms are closed, newspapers can actually print opinions and nobody is being dropped off a roof because they resisted Saddam. 25 million muslims now have a future. A shame some people can't see that - or refuse to see that. Or maybe you prefer tolitarian regimes that squash dissent and pushes through their own agenda and... wait a minute. That sounds like Obama!
god bless the USA

London, KY

#5 Oct 17, 2009
God bless our troop's thank you all and love you son CHRIS R FROM MOM

“MORAL OF THE STORY....”

Since: Mar 09

DONT RUN FROM THE COPS...DUH

#6 Oct 17, 2009
What?? I get dinged for saying "Good job troops"???

Troop haters, you!!!
Sarge

Rock Island, IL

#7 Oct 17, 2009
We took out Hussein and gave Irag a chance to have a non-dicatorship government. Now lets get the hell out and let Irag take care of Irag. We don't need another 55 year occupation like Korea. I am of the same opinion as many others. When we pull out, Iraq will be consumed by tribal and insurgent war. But that is nothing new, Iraq has been at war with itself for hundreds of years. Hussein was a dictator, but there was civil war in Iraq all during his regime. That's the way those crazy reliqious zealots live
Ronny Major

Mundelein, IL

#8 Oct 17, 2009
This decision was not based on wisdom from the vantage point of the battle field it was a political move based on the comments on senior senator John Kerry who has had person experience avoid leaving the rest of his troops defensless on the battle field while calling our brave troops in vietnam murderers.

This is what Senator Kerry said just as Obama was about to send troops on the battle field.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/17/kerry....

You see the real reason Obama listened to Kerry is because he is a higher degree "Mason" than Obama. Obama cares more about his public image, not in winning this war. This reckless decision making always puts America in danger. America. This is what "no executive experience" gets you when you vote it in office.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#9 Oct 17, 2009
President Obama promised to bring the troops home as part of his campaign to get elected.
Deng

China

#10 Oct 17, 2009
The Russia and China Blogs are saying there's dissent in the United States Armed Forces and that this Brigade refused to deploy against a direct order.

It looks like the United States is now on its way to Democracy.

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#11 Oct 18, 2009
Deng wrote:
The Russia and China Blogs are saying there's dissent in the United States Armed Forces and that this Brigade refused to deploy against a direct order.
It looks like the United States is now on its way to Democracy.
Unlikely, as our kids love our Marxist rulers. After all, they grew up taught by Marxist writers, of TV and film.

We are 'democratic' Marxists. Nothing less, as we can't get any lower.
soldierwife

Pilot Mountain, NC

#12 Oct 18, 2009
god bless the USA wrote:
God bless our troop's thank you all and love you son CHRIS R FROM MOM
Thank you for saying this. Our troops are just doing their jobs, and I am so thankful and grateful to be FREE. A big thanks to ALL TROOPS. We as family members suffer right along with them. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 18, 2009
American_Infidel wrote:
That's because Bush's war is won already.
Good job, troops!!!
don't ask, don't tell.

you should also be thankful to all g*ys in the military.:)

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#16 Oct 19, 2009
andet1987 wrote:
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don't ask, don't tell.
you should also be thankful to all g*ys in the military.:)
Amazing what a little tech can do with a group of disabled, perverts and airhead girls.

Be all you can be. Not much.
rattlecattle

Casselberry, FL

#17 Oct 19, 2009
American_Infidel wrote:
That's because Bush's war is won already.
Good job, troops!!!
We accomplished NOTHING

We just installed our crooks and dictators that will eventually be overthrown.

Bush was, is and always will be a criminal and fool.

“Wake me when its 2012”

Since: Feb 09

Bethlehem, Pa.

#18 Oct 19, 2009
Deng wrote:
The Russia and China Blogs are saying there's dissent in the United States Armed Forces and that this Brigade refused to deploy against a direct order.
It looks like the United States is now on its way to Democracy.
Blogs, huh. I can just blog that an alien craft landed in my bathroom and asked directions to the kitchen. See. I just blogged it. MUST be true!

“Wake me when its 2012”

Since: Feb 09

Bethlehem, Pa.

#19 Oct 19, 2009
rattlecattle wrote:
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We accomplished NOTHING
We just installed our crooks and dictators that will eventually be overthrown.
Bush was, is and always will be a criminal and fool.
Time will tell. Iraq may fall to another dictator or worse. Then again, without the opportunity given to them, they would still be held under the boot of a ruthless and bloody dictator. Whatever you think of Bush, please don't tell me that we've accomplished 'nothing'. That's nothing but a lie and I suspect you know it.

Since: Aug 08

Houston, TX

#20 Oct 19, 2009
robinator57 wrote:
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Time will tell. Iraq may fall to another dictator or worse. Then again, without the opportunity given to them, they would still be held under the boot of a ruthless and bloody dictator. Whatever you think of Bush, please don't tell me that we've accomplished 'nothing'. That's nothing but a lie and I suspect you know it.
The real problem is that the opportunity has been lost; the folks there are not capable of living peacefully together UNLESS they're dictated to do so by some radical despot. As long as the various Islamic factions are there raisin' hell, those people have no chance for what we call a normal life. I feel sorry for 'em all and thank my lucky stars I don't live there.

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#21 Oct 19, 2009
Such a shame that they, on their own, don't have intelligent leadership to carry them forward,,,,,this was their opportunity.

Since: Aug 08

Houston, TX

#22 Oct 19, 2009
Viva wrote:
Such a shame that they, on their own, don't have intelligent leadership to carry them forward,,,,,this was their opportunity.
I think they have plenty of intelligent leadership. What they don't have is a population of people willing to compromise on some issues. The Shiites want a piece of the action; the Wahabis want a piece; the Sunnis want a piece. And no one wants to give a little.

What they don't have is anyone with enough influence to sway people in the direction of peaceful compromise. They don't seem to realize how much their country could advance vis-a-vis industry, education, culture, commerce, the arts, healthcare, etc., etc.

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