Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HOW MANY TROOPS IN AN OBAMA RESIDUE?

KEVIN ZEESE [Obama has said there will be an Iraq] "residual force" but does not say how many. This force will protect U.S. interests in Iraq, fight Al Qaeda and train Iraqi soldiers. In comments by Obama advisors this has totaled up to 80,000 troops remaining in Iraq. Obama does not mention what he would do with military contractors, AKA mercenaries, but in previous comments he has said he would leave all contractors in Iraq and put the number at 140,000 (it may actually be higher). Thus, Obama's withdrawal would leave up to 200,000 troops and mercenaries in Iraq and move combat troops to other parts of the region. Obama also says he would send additional troops to Afghanistan.

1 Comments:

At June 4, 2008 6:45 PM, Anonymous Kevin Zeese said...

The full story is at: http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=413. It is based on an Obama Campaign six page review of Iraq policy. The VotersForPeace.US has many other articles described the stands on all the candidates.

 

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