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Letter: Don’t bash Obama for Iraq
First Published Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm • Last Updated Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm

It is extremely disappointing that most, if not all, of our state’s Republican representatives in Congress are again resorting to fabrication and deception to assail the character and competence of President Barack Obama.

They falsely assert that President Obama was responsible for the premature withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, which consequently has resulted in the disastrous and dreadful conditions now confronting Iraq and the world.

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The actual fact is that President George W. Bush in December 2008 entered into a Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraq government that all U.S. troops would be completely withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2011. After that date the troops would have no legal standing to remain in Iraq.

Subsequently, the Iraq leaders, and its citizens, again insisted that the agreement be enforced.

Richard Burt

Sandy




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