We’ve heard it all before from Bush, but this time Obama is the one saying that the US occupation in Iraq will be ending soon. How soon? By the end of this month to be exact.
So far, Obama states, 90,000 troops have returned home from Iraq.
As optimistic as I want to be with news like this, It’s still hard to believe that this could happen by the end of August. Sure, we may be pulling out of Iraq, but there is still an operation in Afghanistan that is getting bigger every day still.
A complete withdrawl from the middle east probably won’t happen for decades, but I’m glad for this step in the right direction. Hopefully the Obama administration will lead to spending less on war and more on healthcare by the time they leave office.