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HonestyIsBest August 14th, 2016 7:09pm

GWB signed for the US to leave Iraq in 2011- he didn't want to, but Iraqi Parliament demanded an exit date. O'B tried to keep up to 10,000 troops in after it was agreed a full exit was bad- denied by Parliment. Who's most at fault for the Vaccuum?

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HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
08/15/16 5:11 am

Personally, he did. But he still pushed for between 5 and 10 thousand troops to stay until 2018. The Iraqi president said ok, but when he took the plan to Parliment, they said no- and that after the 2011 deadline, American military action would be considered criminal and subject to prosecution.

ozzy
08/15/16 6:27 am

But Obama didn't put any pressure

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
08/15/16 6:41 am

I'm agreeing, he didn't put much pressure on them- but how much pressure do you have to put on a country if it really wanted you to be there to help?

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/14/16 12:18 pm

Bush for invading in the first place. We did actually have a choice.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/14/16 12:24 pm

Well you asked who's fault it is there was a vacuum, so I say entirely Bush and his people.

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
08/14/16 12:30 pm

I get what u mean. We shouldn't have been there. But once we got there, the exit was botched. Everyone says by Obama. But while he wasn't all "whohoo" about staying there, it wasn't his idea the totally get out either.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/14/16 12:35 pm

Being in there was the problem though, so I think we can only fairly blame Bush for the vacuum.

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
08/14/16 12:15 pm

I've read (listened to) four books this summer- Condoleezza, Colin Powell, Leon Panetta, a book detailing the Status of Forces Agreement regarding Iraq. Seems to me that Iraq wanted so bad to prove they could fight their own battles, that we had no choice but to let them and "This" happened.

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