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Obama Wants America Out Of Iraq By 2010

August 20, 2008

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama wants the U.S. military out of Iraq by 2010. The Iraqi government, headed by Nouri al Maliki, said he is not for the long-term occupation of his nation, and thus, welcomed the news. President Bush and John McCain did not.

Obama Calls for End to US Combat Role in Iraq by 2010

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama continued his tour of the Middle East Tuesday with a stop in Jordan. The situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Middle East peace process topped the agenda, as we hear from Robert Berger in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

Barack Obama arrived in Jordan after visiting Afghanistan and Iraq. In his first news conference of the tour, he said the security situation in Iraq has improved and therefore the time is coming for United States forces to pull out. “I welcome the growing consensus in the United States and Iraq for a timeline. My view, based on the advice of military experts, is that we can redeploy safely in 16 months, so that our combat brigades are out of Iraq in 2010,” he said.



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