Thursday, January 5, 2012

Iraq: At least 78 dead! Another politically motivated and failed Obama policy decision!

Pulling our troops out of Iraq was, I suppose, a good political move by President Obama heading into an election year but as far as good foreign policy ... not so much!

"A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a large group of Shiite pilgrims walking to the holy city of Karbala on Thursday afternoon, killing at least 48 and wounding more than 81, according to a provincial security chief.

The attack came hours after a series of explosions in two Shiite neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital left at least two dozen people dead. The death toll is the largest in a single day since the United States completed its withdrawal of ground troops from Iraq on Dec. 18..." Read more here.

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  1. The Bush Administration negotiated with the Iraqi government the withdrawal by the end of 2011.

  2. That was then and it was the wrong time now.

  3. Michael Haltman: That was then and it was the wrong time now.

    The Americans had promised to withdraw.