Mosul Iraq (CNN) - The last U.S. brigade combat team has left Iraq, leaving 56,000 U.S. troops in the country, according to the U.S. military.
The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's departure across the border into Kuwait comes more than seven years after U.S. combat forces entered in Iraq, though it does not signify the departure of all U.S. combat forces in the country.
Another 6,000 U.S. troops must leave Iraq to meet President Barack Obama's September 1 deadline for the end of U.S. combat operations in the country and the beginning of Operation New Dawn.
Thank God for the courage and clear headed think of President Bush and his administration which made this day possible over the degrading and derisive comments of the current corrupt, inept, union toady president that we currently have and his faithful hair plugged vice president. Harry Reid should also waterboard himself for the insane comments he made about the surge. DeLay has been cleared, Gonzales has been cleared and all of the stupid things liberals said have been proven to be nothing but lies...and they continue.
Testament to an excellent job by our world's finest military. Some said it wasn't going to happen, that this one was "unwinnable". Now maybe they can have some faith in the capabilities of our military and in strong leadership when it counts.
Next let's finish the job in Afghanistan and bring them home also because they have successfully completed the job they were sent to do.
Best wishes for the Iraqi people. They have this opportunity for better lives going forward.
Very good enough is enough time to let the Iraqians take care of their country! if they can't who else can?
President Barrack Obama fulfills yet another campaign promise.
You may not have agreed with his agenda, but much of it has been met.
More to come.
We need to get all our soldiers home now.Afghanistan is nothing more that a dirt pile made up of corrupt warloards and leaders.This is the country that Obama called "the good war"He's sent 60,000 troops there since he became president and changed it from a NATO mission to one led by the U.S.
They never should have received a ticket sending them there in the first place, but the "worst president ever" sent them. Bushwhacker!
And a hearty "Welcome Home" to all the troops!
Have a safe trip home!
Well done, troops, well done!
Good – now save the money and also bring our troops out of Afghanistan. They are both bottomless pits we have thrown billions of dollars and thousands of human bodies into.
Job well done! Keeping driving us forward!!!!
Better leave them in Kuwait Obummie. This is going to blow up in your face with 6 months.
I would like to thank all of our Soldiers for bringing hope to the Iraqi people!! Thank you for your service.
Just like our president said.. Keeping his word Obama 2010 and 2012
It should be called "OPERATION GIVE THE MIDDLE FINGER TO IRAQ and the REPUBLICANS." So much for your "Mission Accomplished" there 'eh Jargy boy (aka George or Jargy Bahoooooooooosh)? What a waste of blood and treasure. What a mess. What a pathetic part of American history. All this while Jarge Bush Bar B Q'd steaks and drank 6 packs while 4000 troops died because HE ALONE DECIDED TO ATTACK THE WRONG COUNTRY as an excuse to grab some 'o dat Iraqi oil.
Good luck Iraq. You couldn't get your act together while the U.S. baysat you, now you are either going to fight or flee in the face of imminent danger. Oh well, take it easy.
another election promise kept. Now all you right wing nut so called patriotas can find something to complain about. Do you hold stock in haliburton? Noticed how Fox only commentates on the negitive things. No mention today of the donation to repo party. All about the mosque. Won't have much to say about this unless they can come up with a way to scare the public.
Thank Yoy President Obama. If the Republicans were still in power, We would never leave Iraq. The GOP get a hard on when they think of endless war. CREEPS
I hope our President knows what he is doing here. His decision making and thought process as of late hasn't exactly been stellar. If he breaks it he bought it. We blame Bush for a lot and he deserves it but Iraq is one thing he had in control. We all want our troops home and get out of a war we should have never been in to begin with, but man we can't stand to get political heat for this if it Iraq goes south on us. It won't get tagged to the Republicans it will land straight on our shoulders. I think the President needs to consider making some pretty serious changes in his cabinet. For sure the people that are advising him need to go. At least I hope the list of bad political decisions are coming from his advisers and not him. We can't give up everything now. We have to try to stay in tune with the American people and not lose sight of their opinions again because I don't think we will get another chance if we survive this current mess we are in.
So much was lost in a war that should have never been waged.
This is a clear indication that president Obama is a man of his words. I do remember him saying that he will end the war in Iraq and he is taking steps to end the war. The people of Iraq need to take the destiny of their country into their hands and do what is right by installing a credible government.
Thank Goodness that it is now the beginning of the end of the unnecessary war in Iraq. I'm very proud of our troops & I'm excited that they get to come home to their loved ones.
The Obama administration has my respect. He said he would end all combat operations through a phased redeployment using an exit strategy and now they've done it.
A FOLLEY: It won't be five years and we will be right back in there. There is no way that Iraq is ready to control their own country. They will go right back to their old way of life and it will quickly become a stronghold for terriosts. A tremendous loss of life in the meantime will take place on the non-combat troops we leave behind. OBAMA HAS STRUCK AGAIN.
Although too many liberal Americans don't appreciate the efforts of our brave servicemen and women and think freedom is free, I want to extend a heartfelt "job well done to those of you deployed on the forward edge of our nations defense, and thank you for your sacrifice and patriotism." Real Americans know that freedom comes at a cost, and fighting for an oppressed nation as you all did is a noble cause. Come home soon and enjoy your reunion with your families.
Thank goodness. We were there a lot longer than I would have liked, but better late than never.
Now if we can end our completely pointless endeavor in Afghanistan, maybe we can give some much-needed focus to our economy.