Americans doubt the Iraq war is really coming to an end

Interviews with Americans across the country found little jubilation and much skepticism over President Barack Obama‘s announcement that the Iraq war is over and U.S. troops, for the most part, are coming home.

“I don’t believe it for a second,” Andrew Atkins of St. Louis told Capitol Hill Blue in a telephone interview Saturday.  “Obama is lying to save his political ass.”

Susan Haskins of Toledo reflected the same doubts.

“How long has it been since we saw that stupid ‘Mission Accomplished‘ banner on TV?  We’ve heard too many lies too many times,” she said.

“I’ll believe it when I see the last American solider leave that Godforsaken country,” says Kevin Harman of Anderson, Indiana, who served three Marine tours in Iraq.  “We’re going to leave behind all that money and infrastructure that my brothers paid for in blood? Yeah, right.”

Obama Friday declared the Iraq war over and said troops currently deployed there will come come by year’s end.  But Obama couched his announcement with statements that “American presence” will remain.

“As long as one American remains at risk there the war is not over,” says Sheryl Lester of Atlanta, who served as a corpsman for two tours.  “You can’t be a little bit pregnant.”

Many of the doubts expressed by those interviewed appeared to believe that troops will have to remain in Iraq and more may have to return because of instability in the country.

“As soon as trouble flares, we’ll be back in there and more Americans will die for nothing,” said Carl Andrews, a Marine who left the Corps after his third deployment to Iraq.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to support those doubts Sunday when she said American presence would “remain strong” in the region and that the American military would continue to remain in-country for “training and support.”

“No one should miscalculate America’s resolve and commitment to helping support the Iraqi democracy,” Clinton  said on CNN’s “State of the Union” news talk show. “We have paid too high a price to give the Iraqis this chance.”

8 Responses to "Americans doubt the Iraq war is really coming to an end"

  1. griff  October 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Duh?!

  2. Jeff Bourne  October 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    If its over how come Balad Air Base is still getting hit by mortars as we shut it down?

    • Carl Nemo **==  October 25, 2011 at 12:11 am

      My apologies Jeff Bourne for not responding to your post.

      Although the situation and times have somwhat changed this is no different than our grand finale with the “Fall of Saigon” April 30, 1975.

      The MIC had milked Nam fcr all its worth and it was time to jettison a less than performinig ‘profit center’.

      http://vnafmamn.com/black_april.html

      When will not only the American people wake up to the fact that “War is a Racket” a title penned by Marine General Smedley Butler back in the 30′s, but the world at large? It’s available for reading on the web. The times change along with the sophistication of the armaments, but the loss of life at the hands of free-booting profiteers and their running dog crimpols is always the same. ‘Ka-ching…ka ching’ for them with a ‘dirt nap’ for their victims, simply the unwashed masses anywhere everywhere planet earth. / : |

      Carl Nemo **==

  3. Carl Nemo **==  October 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Supposedly they are going to retain a 5,000 head contractor presence along with a contingent of Marines for embassy security.

    These contractors will probably cost the U.S. tax debtor as much as the alleged 40,000 regulars that will exit.

    Gotta keep the MIC gods smilin’…no?! / : |

    Our government is pure b.s. and seemingly the American people know so.

    Until Americans chuck the idea of voting in another demoncrat or a rethug into office every four years then they’re due for a continuous ration of the same b.s. served in a “Heinz 57″ variety way.

    I urge readers to watch the 76 minute long production “Iraq for Sale” to give them perspective as to how “We the People” are being ripped off 24/7/365 by slick-talking crimpols in D.C. concerning our need to ferret out terrorists at ruinous expense, all debt based, until the 13th of forever. It will make any sane, grounded citizen viewer sick for sure. Rest assured the same b.s. is occurring in Afghanistan, Pakistan and soon in the ‘reconstruction’ of Libya.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zt9BZD7mlc

    Carl Nemo **==

  4. woody188  October 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    What country have we ever left?

    Aren’t oil profits supposed to pay for Iraq?

    Show me the money!

    • Carl Nemo **==  October 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Oil profits from Iraq? They haven’t shared a single drop of oil profits with us.

      With Afghanistan’s,PM Karzai revealing that his nation would side with the Paki’s in the event the U.S. engaged them in war should tell us all, including our failed leadership as to where these bloodsucking sandrats allegiances lie.

      It’s time to pull the plug on all of them anywhere and everywhere, planet earth, and let them do each other. Not one more debt buck should be spent on shoring up sorry butt third world regimes anywhere. Oops I forgot the MIC looks upon them as ‘profit centers’ by pilfering U.S. tax bucks through these national engineered ‘war fronts’…no? / : |

      Carl Nemo **==

      • woody188  October 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

        Another Bush lie unravels as well:

        A good friend of mine who worked in the White House sends me list of prominent Bush officials who were into homosexual rape and ritual bondage. It isn’t a small list.

        Should we publish it? This is a second source on the same thing. All the while, these are the folks talking “terrorism” and “family values.” Not only were they pushing agricultural implements up each others digestive systems from the “south end” but the same sources are clear on something else.

        The Bush White House actively planned the 9/11 attacks itself and it wasn’t a few that knew about it. Everyone knew. Dozens of Bush officials have come forward, asking their names not be made public. The story is the same.

        “Our families would be killed, we would be killed. Everyone knew it was going on. Former President Bush, was still running it all, his son was never president. Cheney was the ‘inside man’ for ‘Poppy Bush’ who set it all up with the gang from PNAC (Project for a New American Century) and dozens of holdovers from the first Bush administration. The entire war on terror was a fabrication.

        Some of the people from PNAC tried to stop the 9/11 attack. They were crushed. Nobody could do anything, especially after the Patriot Acts were passed. The Bush White House was like working in an insane asylum.” (Bush official this week)

        Gordon has been very outspoken but he is claiming two sources of this same information. Can Doug confirm with any of his Bush White House sources?

  5. Carl Nemo **==  October 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks for the superb Gordon Duff article Woody.

    Though…”None dare call it conspiracy”…?!

    Savvy researchers have known about the Bush crime family and their trangenerational war-profiteering activities along with their Bohemian Grove ‘kink’ etc. They have no limits and this great link material fairly sums up the fix in which the entire world finds itself.

    We’re being played for suckers. Worse yet, this societal cancer has metastasized to the point that Western civilization is on ‘death watch’ due to a relative few terminally greedy mattoids who are never sated when it comes to seizing evermore wealth and power over their fellow citizens. H.W. Bush once referred to us as “groundlings”, seemingly they the elitist predators.

    I contributed an article to a site “White Noise Insanity” on January 28, 2008 which happened to be my birthday concerning Sibel Edmonds whose been both officially gagged and ignored by our Congressional investigating bodies due to the fact it exposes them for what they are; I.E., traitors to the Republic and the Constitution for which it stands. Sibel Edmonds along with other whistleblowers are referenced in this Duff article.

    http://whitenoiseinsanity.com/2008/01/28/by-the-way-sibel-edmonds-is-still-talking/

    The MIC along with their international banking associates have incrementally reduced the earth to a garrison state of affairs where they are making beaucoup bucks 24/7/365 as a function of engineered fear with it’s precipitate of endless conveniently unwinnable brushfire wars whenever and wherever from the ‘war on drugs’ to the conflicts in the Middle East and beyond linked to what is to be the never-ending ‘war on terror’.

    *****

    “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

    *****

    Carl Nemo **==

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