Wednesday, August 4, 2010

War lobby & Golddamn-Sachs front-man Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops from Iraq

Tutored by his War Lobby hacks, and Goddamn-Sachs economy looting banking fraud cartel ( former Goddamn-Sachs Chairman & Clinton Treasury Secretary Robt. Rubin's "of, by, and for Goddamn-Sachs" proteges Larry Summers, Gary Gensler, Rahm Emanuel, Mary Schapiro, Timmy-boy Geithner, etc.) Obama cleary thinks he is clever, massaging and managing words to mean the diametrical opposite of what "normal understanding" would seem to mean: in this case, merely by redefining "COMBAT TROOPS" as "support & training" (for Iraq army) forces.
Clever, clever, clever, those deceitful  War-Lobby Obama co.  propaganda meisters! 
Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops from Iraq
by Gareth Porter, IPS news service
WASHINGTON, Aug 3, 2010 (IPS) - Seventeen months after President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw all combat brigades from Iraq by Sep. 1, 2010, he quietly abandoned that pledge Monday, admitting implicitly that such combat brigades would remain until  [at least] the end of 2011.
Obama declared in a speech to disabled U.S. veterans in Atlanta that "America's combat mission in Iraq" would end by the end of August, to be replaced by a mission of "supporting and training Iraqi security forces". 
That statement was in line with the pledge he had made on Feb. 27, 2009, when he said, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: by Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."
In the sentence preceding that pledge, however, he had said, "I have chosen a timeline that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months." Obama said nothing in his speech Monday about withdrawing "combat brigades" or "combat troops" from Iraq until the end of 2011.

Even the concept of "ending the U.S. combat mission" may be highly misleading, much like the concept of "withdrawing U.S. combat brigades" was in 2009.