US troops in Iraq until the end of 2004

canucksfan
09-25-2003, 01:08 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=1&u=/ap/20030925/ap_on_go_co/congress_iraq_19


They said the troops will be out of there in 6 months before the War started, now it looks like they will at least be there for a year and a half.

The G Man
09-25-2003, 01:12 PM
They said the troops will be out of there in 6 months before the War started
Source?

dempsey_k*
09-25-2003, 01:19 PM
More like 2044.

Almost all of the places we stationed troops for operations in WW2, and the nations we conquered/liberated, we have troops in until this day.

Dr Love
09-25-2003, 01:20 PM
More like 2044.

Almost all of the places we stationed troops for operations in WW2, and the nations we conquered/liberated, we have troops in until this day.

But hey, if Iraq turns out to be like that, they'll have a great industry that will dominate our own markets. Would be a very nice turn around for them.

canucksfan
09-25-2003, 01:46 PM
Source?
The Bush Administration said that most of the troops will start to leave 6 months after the war ended.

Big Bill
09-25-2003, 02:19 PM
The Bush Administration said that most of the troops will start to leave 6 months after the war ended.


They will be there for much longer than that. Lawrence Korb, a former advisor to reagan, thinks 10yrs to totally get out of there and rebuild it correctly. Not saying troops will be there for that long, but US will have some presence there

Jellybean
09-25-2003, 03:28 PM
IMO there will likely be a permanent US/UK presence in Iraq, regardless how the current situation turns out. IMO setting up such as presence was one of the goals the US and UK had from the outset of this conflict. It allows them to keep Iran, Iraq and Syria in check, protects the oil supply and the Emirates and protects Israel.

The G Man
09-25-2003, 04:17 PM
The Bush Administration said that most of the troops will start to leave 6 months after the war ended.
Source?

Safir*
09-25-2003, 04:26 PM
IMO there will likely be a permanent US/UK presence in Iraq, regardless how the current situation turns out. IMO setting up such as presence was one of the goals the US and UK had from the outset of this conflict. It allows them to keep Iran, Iraq and Syria in check, protects the oil supply and the Emirates and protects Israel.

Don't forget the 10,000 Polish troops.

It also gives all radical Islamists time to regroup in Iraq.