U.S. To Send 275 Soldiers To Iraq

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

CNN – The United States is sending about 275 military personnel to Iraq to support its Embassy in Baghdad, the White House said in a notification to Congress.

They will help the State Department in connection with efforts to temporarily relocate some embassy staffers to consulates in Basra and Erbil as well as to a support group in Jordan.

The embassy remains open and a “substantial majority” of its presence in Iraq will remain in place, the White House said.

20 comments

    • Bob Gnarly

      Perhaps you should take note that if Bush hadn’t lied us into the war Obama would not need to send troops now.

      • Bob Gnarly

        @Elaphas the Liar:

        Over 4,000 American soldiers died looking for non-existent WMD and you “yawn”? Your certainly are a “true patriot”.

      • Elaphas

        You’re certainly no patriot Bob; just another anti-America liberal apologist for your messiah Barack O-Liar.

      • Bob Gnarly

        @Elaphas, Tom, etc.:

        I don’t normally call people names but, in this case, you are a liar. The pursuit of what is best for your country is patriotism. The pursuit of what is best for your party (and I do not belong to a party) is partisanship.

        Where are the WMD?

  • Sarah 1

    Iraq has the largest American Embassy in the world. Boots on the ground will allow a safe exit for non-essential personnel.
    I would bet the embassy has to be evacuated at some point.

  • Mike

    You forget that Obama said bush should set a date for when we would pull out of Iraq. Well obama when are we going to pull out of iraq.

    • Sarah 1

      Want another Benghazi? Conservatives excoriate the President no matter what he does.

      2008 U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement[edit]
      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 30 June 2009 and from Iraqi territory altogether by 31 December 2011. On 14 December 2008 then-President George W. Bush signed the security pact with Iraq. In his fourth and final trip to Iraq, the president appeared with Iraq’s prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and said more work is to be done.

      • Elaphas

        Excoriate? Ooh, such a big word from such a big liar. Want to know why we “excoriate” him? Because he is a worthless excuse as a president – the Liar-in-Chief. How many scandals is it going to take to get through your brain-washed mind that this menace to society is a failure?

      • Sarah 1

        I think you are off your meds. Be very careful calling people liars. If you have an exact accusation then back it up with factual information. You rant with no facts, just rambling and derogatory words towards others. What a sad life.

      • Elaphas

        Since liberals lie for a living. The only defense you clowns use is to lie and blame Bush. You can’t argue the truth because you won’t acknowledge it. Pathetic fools.

  • K

    Just last Fridy BHO said “NO” troops will be sent. Monday the number is 275. Just within a span of one vacation weekend in California playing golf he has already told another lie. That is all this guy does. Lie after lie. No troops means no troops SIMPLE…. So keep defending him !!!!! What will you say when it turns into 1275? You have got to quit blaming Bush. The King is in his 6th year. It is time he starts taking some blame for everything that has gone on in just the past few months.

    • Elaphas

      K, it is impossible to reason with a liberal. Even when there is indisputable evidence they are wrong, their only response is to trash you (and blame someone else – in this case, Bush). We have to fight fire with fire and defeat them. No compromise. America has seen firsthand over the past 6 years what their ideology has accomplished – nothing but failure and scandal after scandal. There is not one success story they can tout with a straight face – but they will make up stories and spin the truth in hopes they can convince enough ignoramuses to buy in. Even that strategy is falling apart. Their days are numbered. Liberalism will be set back generations thanks to their own incompetence. Even the con artist Hillary Clinton won’t be able to overcome it.

      • Sarah 1

        Document your treaties Tom. Bush signed on the dotted line when withdrawal from Iraq would occur. (As referenced in my previous comment). This IS Bush’s war not our twice elected President’s war.
        The only place troops (275) will be is the American embassy which is American soil to which we paid over seven hundred and fifty million. At that price we should be able to drop in and say hello or evacuate personnel, whatever we choose.
        This constant childish behavior of calling people liars, clowns, degrading our President with derogatory names you make up, and irrationally making statements with no truth to back it up is tiresome. Maybe ask for more money from whomever is paying you so you can acquire new and truthful material.
        Tom, Elephas, Taz, HL, Arnie – how many aliases do you need to prove a point?

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