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US Confirms Will Pull 2,200 Troops Out of Iraq – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. on September 10, 2020

Don’t believe it even if you see it.

They will likely go to some other Godforsaken place, dying doing some other government’s dirty work.

https://news.antiwar.com/2020/09/09/us-confirms-will-pull-2200-troops-out-of-iraq/

CENTCOM officials say that the process has been considered for months, and confirmed Wednesday what the administration has said recently, that there will be a US drawdown in Iraq before the election. 2,200 troops will leave Iraq by the end of this month.

At times the Pentagon has resisted major troop cuts by the administration, but seems resigned to it this time, emphasizing that the US has made a “great sacrifice” in decades of Iraqi war, and vowing that the US would continue supporting the Iraqi government.

That is not a small point for them to emphasize, either. When the Iraqi parliament asked the US to withdraw, there was talk of the US cutting ties with Iraq entirely to punish them. That no longer seems to be contemplated.

With a pro-US premier now, Iraq isn’t pushing for an immediate pullout, and the US may want to lower troop levels this month, but probably won’t be out of Iraq entirely by the election either, leaving open whether the US is on their way out of Iraq until 2021.

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