Obama’s Iraq

CounterPunch
by Jeremy Scahill

04/28/09

Remember when Barack Obama made that big announcement at Camp Lejeune about how all US combat troops were going to be withdrawn from Iraqi cities by June 30? Liberals jumped around with joy, praising Obama for ending the war so that they could focus on their ‘good war’ in Afghanistan. Of course, the celebrations were and remain unwarranted. Obama’s Iraq plan is virtually identical to the one on Bush’s table on January 19, 2009. Obama has just rebranded the occupation, sold it to liberals and dropped the term ‘Global War on Terror’ while, for all practical purposes, continuing the Bush era policy (that’s why leading Republicans praised Obama’s plan)...

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