So while the “last full U.S. combat brigade” have left Iraq, just under 50,000 soldiers from specially trained heavy, infantry and Stryker brigades will stay, as well as two combat aviation brigades.In other words, Obama gets to keep his pledge to remove "combat" troops from Iraq by renaming the heavily armed troops that remain there as "Advise and Assist Brigades."
At least, Obama is not foolish enough to do what the left really wants and actually abandon the democratic government.
UPDATE: The UK Guardian reports the First US soldier killed since Obama 'withdrew' combat troops:
An American soldier was killed by a rocket strike near Basra today, in the first US fatality since the last combat troops left Iraq.PREVIOUSLY on the related subject of Pres. Obama's Afghanistan policy:
The announcement came amid growing concern that the withdrawal of combat forces will allow security in Iraq to further deteriorate.
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