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Obama NEVER Leaving Iraq!
Is this what you voted for? Is this Change? WE CANT AFFORD THIS!! Its the same old Imperialism, now prepare for war in Pakistan... Commander: 400,000 Troops Needed in Afghanistan http://www.drudge.com/archive/108485/commander-400000-troops-needed Obama= WAR in Pakistan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLhWg-8bafM Obama The Warmonger-17 Bombed In Pakistan...Some "Change" huh? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aKTPIphDdA Obama's Plan for The Draft- MANDATORY SERVICE everyone 18-25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtDSwyCPEsQ Alex Jones - RAND/Pentagon/Illuminati want World War to save US Empire and Economy (Pakistan/India?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYu7Z6sdso0 Infowars.com
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Obama's Iraq pullout plan - 22 Jan 09
On his first full day in office as US president, Barack Obama met his military advisers to discuss, among other things, how to carry out his promise to withdraw US troops from Iraq. In Baghdad, the mood is cautiously optimistic - but everyone seems to agree that a new era can only start there once US soldiers leave, as Owen Fay reports.
Views: 4959 Al Jazeera English
Getting Out of Iraq - The Obama Plan: ASK THE EXPERT
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/02/promised_withdrawal.html Lawrence J. Korb responds to President Obama's Iraq plan, whether it is likely to spur political action in Iraq, and whether we will be ready to leave in August 2010 in the latest installment of CAP's ASK THE EXPERT series. President Obama made a critical change in our nation’s foreign policy in Iraq, reaffirming his full commitment to the Status of Forces Agreement negotiated by the Bush administration late last year. Obama’s announced he will remove all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by August 31, 2010 and honor the 2011 SOFA deadline for a complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces. This shows he remains committed to the promise he made to the American people during his campaign—that he would finally act to end this needless, mindless, senseless war. During his campaign, Obama promised to remove U.S. combat troops within 16 months, leaving behind a residual force with limited responsibilities. His announcement today largely fulfills these pledges. While the 19-month deadline is an extension of his earlier estimate, it still offers a strong commitment to remove U.S. forces from the country. His plan will benefit both the United States and Iraq, moving both nations toward a new era of responsible engagement in the Middle East. By setting a deadline for withdrawing combat forces, Obama has sent an unmistakable message that the United States fully supports a sovereign Iraq and is serious about upholding the principles set out in the SOFA. That agreement promised that U.S. troops would leave Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and vacate the country by the end of 2011. Obama’s plan would see all combat troops out of Iraq well before this deadline, leaving only a residual transition force in place until the agreement runs out. By strengthening our commitment to leave, and setting an earlier deadline for the end of combat operations, Obama has also taken an essential step in building trust with the Iraqi government and peopl...
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Obama Ends Iraq War
Barack Obama pulls a 'Ron Paul' and orders ALL U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011.
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Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Plan is Impossible
ABC News report finds that Obama's plan to withdraw our troops from Iraq is impossible to execute.
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Obama Yells at Bill Clinton to Get on Air Force One
Following today's funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former President Clinton hitched a ride back from Israel on Air Force One with Obama.
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Obama Announces Iraq Troop Withdrawal Plan
February 27, 2009 More at c-span.org Camp Lejeune, NC
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🇮🇶 Iraq: After the Americans (PI) | Fault Lines
In keeping with Barack Obama's presidential campaign promise, the US has withdrawn its troops from Iraq and by the end of 2012 US spending in Iraq will be just five per cent of what it was at its peak in 2008. In a special two-part series, Fault Lines travels across Iraq to take the pulse of a country and its people after nine years of foreign occupation and nation-building. Now that US troops have left, how are Iraqis overcoming the legacy of violence and toxic remains of the US-led occupation, and the sectarian war it ignited? Is the country on the brink of irreparable fragmentation? Correspondent Sebastian Walker first went to Baghdad in June 2003 and spent the next several years reporting un-embedded from Iraq. In the first part of this Fault Lines series, he returns and travels from Basra to Baghdad to find out what kind of future Iraqis are forging for themselves. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 204999 Al Jazeera English
Obama Gives Plan For Iraq Troop Withdrawal
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Views: 8593 The Young Turks
Obama Plans To Send 1,500 Troops To Iraq
President Barack Obama sat down with lawmakers for the first time since Republicans swept Tuesday’s election. During the meeting, the President said he wants to send additional troops to Iraq. Ken Bastida reports. (11/7/14)
Weeks After Iraq Withdrawal, Obama Announces Plans to Shrink U.S. Military
While unveiling the Pentagon's latest defense strategy Thursday, President Obama highlighted a new focus on Asia and a scaled-back military. Ray Suarez reports on the strategy shift, announced just weeks after the last American troops left Iraq.
Views: 1514 PBS NewsHour
Obama confirms plan for US troop withdrawal from Iraq
http://timesofearth.com/Worldnews/?NT=0&nid=25655 Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States will end its combat mission in Iraq as scheduled. Mr. Obama had set an August 31 deadline for removing combat troops. There were 140,000 troops in Iraq when Mr. Obama first took office. After the drawdown, 50,000 troops will serve as a transitional force. Administration officials say August 31 will mark the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom launched by former President George W. Bush. The new mission will be called Operation New Dawn, where U.S. troops will focus on training Iraqi soldiers and performing counter-terrorism operations. Mr. Obama's comments are part of a speech he is scheduled to deliver to a group of disabled veterans in Atlanta, Georgia. Excerpts of the speech were released in advance. The president has set a goal of removing all U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of 2011. The leading Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has commended the president for "adopting" and "continuing" the policy to wind down the Iraq war as outlined by the Bush administration. In Iraq Monday, Iraqi officials say two civilians were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Baghdad. The blast also wounded four people. In Fallujah, a bomb blew up a policeman's house. The officer and two others were killed, and seven people were wounded. ---------- Copyright 2010 THE TIMES OF EARTH All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Obama’s Legacy in Iraq
Here is a little video I made for a handful of friends after my January trip to Kurdistan and Iraq. I'm making it public because it is important to remember the consequences of our actions and our lack of fortitude.
Views: 2157 Jason Jones
Troops React to Obama's Iraq Pullout Plan
Some troops, veterans and military families in Fort Hood, Texas support President Barack Obama's plan to remove U.S. combat forces by August 2010. (Feb. 27)
Views: 82137 Associated Press
Obama Reaffirms Iraq Exit Plan, Praises Troop Sacrifices
President Barack Obama says the U.S. is on track to end its combat mission in Iraq by the end of this month. As VOA White House correspondent Dan Robinson reports, the president used a speech to war veterans in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday to praise the sacrifices of American forces in Iraq, and to underscore his commitment to defeating al-Qaida and extremists forces in Afghanistan.
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Obama Set to Unveil Iraq Plan
President Barack Obama has told lawmakers he plans to withdraw most American troops from Iraq by August 2010. The President hopes to leave about 35,000 troops in Iraq to advise Iraqi forces. (Feb. 27)
Views: 1174 Associated Press
Obama Defends Iraq Plan
President Obama once promised a U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq by August 31st, 2010. Chip Reid reports that Obama says he's on track for this timetable, despite continued instability in the region.
Views: 138 CBS
Maddow: Obama's Iraq Plan Looking Like Bush's - TRUTHED.COM
President Barack Obama is expected to make an announcement that he will take nearly two-thirds of U.S. troops out of Iraq within nineteen months. MSNBC???s Rachel Maddow says that Obama should expect criticism from the left for breaking a campaign promise. - Watch more videos at http://www.truthed.com/
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KILL EVERYBODY: American soldier exposes US policy in Iraq
"KILL EVERYBODY" - US ARMY SPECIALIST DARRELL ANDERSON EXPOSES US POLICY "I joined in '03," 'cause I was broke, I needed money, but I was a young American kid, I wanted to fight in a war. I joined up. [A] month out of training I arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, January '04. Saddam's been captured. And I get there and the guys I'm serving with have been there for six months already; they were there in '03. And I go, "Well, you know what, I think it's come out that, you know, these people had nothing to do with 9/11, there was no Iraqi on those planes. We can see around here there's no Al Qaida, there's no terrorist syndicates in Baghdad, or Iraq. Saddam had stamped 'em out." And I asked my buddies, "Well, you know, we're here to find 'weapons of mass destruction'." And they laughed at me. And I said, "Well, you know, we're here to 'help the people.'" And they laughed at me. And I said, "What's our mission? What's our goal?"...They're like, "All we're trying to do is make it home alive..." Anderson describes the escalation of violence against unarmed civilians: "In April, they told us, "In a crowded area, if one person shoots at you, kill everybody." Anderson explains the rationale from the officers: "They [members of the crowd of people] are letting them [the person or persons firing at the U.S. military] attack you. They're no longer innocent if they're there at the time of the crime..." (9/11 conference, Chandler AZ Feb 23-25, 2007) 911TV.org / snowshoefilms post-production yoryevrah Some relevant background: In trying to suppress the Yugoslavian resistance, Nazi Gen. Keitel, supreme commander of the armed forces, issued this order in Sept. 1941: "In order to nip disorders in the bud the sternest measures must be applied at the first sign of insurrection. It should also be taken into consideration that in the countries in question a human life is often valueless. In a reprisal for the life of a German soldier, the general rule should be capital punishment for 50-100 Communists. The manner of execution must have a frightening effect." Perhaps the American generals, the neo-cons, and the new world order planners who direct them are copying the Nazi (or Stalinist) playbook. More likely, though, they are progressing along parallel lines because they've committed the same egregious war crimes; they can only compound their crimes until they "kill everybody" who resists them. The Yugoslavian partisans fighting German fascism were called "communists". Today, US fascism calls that same resistance in Iraq and Afghanistan "terrorist." Gen. Keitel was hanged for this and other war crimes by the Nuremberg Tribunal on October 16, 1946. http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/resistance_movement_in_yugoslavi.htm After 7 months in Iraq, Darrell Anderson, 22, decided that he wasn't to risk going back to Iraq to kill or be killed. He fled to Canada, a deserter. While there, though, he felt he wasn't doing enough to expose and stop the war and returned to U.S. and, possibly, a long prison sentence. Perhaps to undermine the legal case of other deserters in Canada, the U.S. military imprisoned Anderson only a few days, releasing him with a 'less than honorable' discharge. Given Anderson's heroic determination to organize and help GI and other war resisters, the U.S. military may come to believe they've made a mistake. 911TV.org / www.SNOWSHOEFILMS.COM yoryevrah Yortevrah updates: PSDplat asks, "wtf does he [Darrel Anderson] mean, 'expose 911'?" Good question. Anderson, gung-ho when he got to Iraq, quickly learned that Saddam had nothing to do with Sept. 11. It takes a while longer to come to grips with the deeper lie that 9/11 was an inside job. Defenders of the official conspiracy theory (19 Arab hijackers) enable the inside-job perpetrators to get away with their crimes and cover-up and to continue the mother of all hate crimes, the racist, genocidal, global and ersatz "war on terror". One indication that a person's belief system (cognition) is unsound and unstable (and manipulated) is his use of ad hominem attacks (name calling) in a desperate attempt to repress an impinged perspective. CereaLVII, for example, indicates he himself is in a high state of cognitive dissonance (denial). If his belief system was secure he wouldn't be provoked into calling Darrell Anderson a "pussy," and so forth.
Views: 1682561 Yoryevrah
Inside Iraq - Obama's pullout plan - 6 Mar 09 - Part 2
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Obama said he intended to fully withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 [AFP PHOTO] US president Barack Obama's announcement to pull out US combat troops out of Iraq in 18 months has prompted many observers to wonder whether this is a pullout or a redeployment. Iran blasted the intended slow pace and spurred Iraqi president Nouri al-Maliki to demand a faster US departure. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 1633 Al Jazeera English
Obama consults Congress what to do in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama briefed leaders of Congress on options for quelling an al-Qaida-inspired insurgency in Iraq as Republicans lawmakers and administration officials clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for the militants' lightning gains. White House officials said Obama had made no decisions about how to respond to the crumbling security situation in Iraq, and they cast his meeting with lawmakers as part of an effort to consult with Capitol Hill. While Obama has not fully ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes, such action is not imminent, officials said, in part because intelligence agencies have been unable to identify clear targets on the ground. Obama huddled in the Oval Office for more than an hour with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Obama's decision-making has been complicated not only by intelligence gaps, but also by the Iraqi government's reluctance to embrace longer-term political changes that the president has said must accompany any U.S. military action. Iraq's once-dominant Sunni minority has long complained of discrimination by the Shiite-dominated government and security forces. "The entire enterprise is at risk as long as this political situation is in flux," Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel Wednesday. He added that some Iraqi security forces had backed down when confronted by the militants because they had "simply lost faith" in the central government in Baghdad. Republicans continued to insist that Obama bore the blame for allowing the insurgency to strengthen because of his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq in late 2011 after more than eight years of war. Washington and Baghdad failed to reach a security agreement that would have allowed American forces to stay longer. "What's happening in Iraq is a direct result of the president's misguided decisions," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine reservist who served two combat tours in Iraq. "Militarily, the U.S. won in Iraq, but the hard-fought and hard-earned gains of our servicemen and women have been politically squandered by the president and his administration." The decision to withdraw from Iraq diminished U.S. spying capabilities in the Middle East, leaving Iraq largely off-limits to American operatives. Intelligence agencies are now trying to close gaps in order to provide the president with possible targets for strikes against the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The group has seized Mosul, Tikrit and other towns in Iraq as the country's military melted away. U.S. Central Command has been developing a list of possible targets that includes insurgent encampments, training camps, weapons caches and other stationary supplies, U.S. officials said. In addition, the military is working to identify more mobile targets, such as convoys and pockets of insurgents, as they are identified by intelligence sources or surveillance.
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It Only Took This Army Vet 3 Minutes To Destroy Obama's Gun Control Plan
If there has ever been a speech that everyone needs to see regarding Obama's plan to take our guns. This is the one! In this clip we see an army vet that serves as a police officer speak to the motion to repeal the 'Safe' act at the Dutchess County Legislature New York State. His name is Aaron Weiss and he has quite a bit say. At some points he even tears up. It isn't until he speaks on his friend's passing away in war that his emotions get the best of him. We love what this young man has to say to the administration and their plans for disarming our citizens!
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Biden rewrites history: Iraq success now Obama's achievement?!
Progressives re-write history all day long, but this latest one takes the cake. Note how Larry King let 'er slide. Top notch political discussion here. For useful idiots.
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[FLASHBACK] In 2011 Obama declares the War in Iraq is over
Someone better tell ISIS that Obama declared the war in Iraq to be over back in 2011.
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Obama Lays Out US Plan for Iraq Intervention
President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. (June 19) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
Views: 1323 Associated Press
Obama Lays Out US Plan for Iraq Intervention!.
Feb. 27 - US President Barack Obama unveiled his timeline to withdraw US forces from Iraq, with combat units expected to leave by August 2010. US President B.\\r\ \\r\ Obama lays out plan for US withdrawal from Afghanistan Reaction to president\\'s plans - LoneWolf Sager.\\r\ \\r\ General Wesley Clark: Because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Ru.\\r\ \\r\ Barack Obama, July 15, 2008.\\r\ \\r\ Obama: Future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans For more hottest and latest news, please subcribe Hot News 24/7 channel:
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Obama I Stand Strongly by My Plan to End Iraq War
Obama's Plan to end the war in Iraq. ------------------------------------------------ http://barackobama09.wikispaces.com/
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Obama Iraq troop withdraw lie
"There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was. I will begin to remove our troops from Iraq immediately."
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McCain Backs Obama Iraq Plan
After President Barack Obama announced his plan for troop withdrawal from Iraq, Senator John McCain voiced his approval of the plan as discussed by Mike Barnacle on Hardball with Michelle Bernard and Perry Bacon.
Lieberman: Under Obama's plan, he couldn't visit Iraq today
because it'd be too dangerous.
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Iraq Officials Pleased With Obama Pulllout Plan
President Barack Obama has laid out a withdrawal schedule for Iraq that gets U.S. combat forces out in 18 months, instead of the 16 months he promised during the presidential campaign. The plan leaves a large force for training and counter-terrorism. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued a statement saying he has faith in the country's armed forces to consolidate security.
Views: 216 VOA News
Obama's PROMISE To End The Iraq War - Oct. 27, 2007 - "You Can Take That To The Bank"
I guess promises truly are meant to be broken. 30,000 more troops are going to Afghanistan. = / WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over six months, an accelerated timetable — with an endgame built in — that would have the first Marines there as early as Christmas, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. With the full complement of new troops expected to be in Afghanistan by next summer, the heightened pace of Obama's military deployment in the 8-year-old war appears to mimic the 2007 troop surge in Iraq, a 20,000-strong force addition under former President George W. Bush. Similar in strategy to that mission, Obama's Afghan surge aims to reverse gains by Taliban insurgents and to secure population centers in the volatile south and east parts of the country.
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What Is The Republican Plan For Exit From Iraq?
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Views: 1870 The Young Turks
Iraq says it may revise US pull-out plan
The Iraqi government have said that it will hold a summit in a week's time to decide whether to ask US troops to stay on longer than plannned. The US had promised a pull-out deadline for 2011. Ali al Dabbagh, an Iraqi government spokesman, told Al Jazeera that all political parties will have a say. "I think the decision is not up to others it is up to Iraqis. We do need the majority to decide which is good for Iraq, the interests of Iraq the interests of the people we do need to find out which is good for Iraq," he said. However, as Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad, many Iraqis already know they want US troops out.
Views: 3289 Al Jazeera English
Obama Administration Needs a Plan to Assist and Stabilize Iraq
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor regarding ISIL and the need to assist Iraq.
Barack Obama's plan for IRAQ - US TROOP WITHDRAWL
In his own words: Barack Obama describes his views toward IRAQ -- US TROOP WITHDRAWL. Also get answers to your questions on dozens of OTHER TOPICS (What Obama would do?, Why Obama?, Who is Obama?) at ASK OBAMA NOW: http://www.askobamanow.com/ut.htm. This is VOTER EDUCATION in a well organized, concise, CITIZEN-FRIENDLY collection of short video clips, news articles, speeches. Tired of news coverage top-heavy with poll results and fund raising -- but that doesn't answer your questions? Give us a few minutes and we'll give you a deeper, balanced understanding of what Barack Obama would do as president and who he is. Ask Obama Now is an independent web site, unaffiliated with any entity.
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Key & Peele - Al Qaeda Meeting
An Al Qaeda member grills his associates on why they've been unable to blow up an airplane in over a decade.
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The Obama Deception HQ Full length version
Get the DVD @ http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/obdedvd.html The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery. We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order's plans. It's not about Left or Right: it's about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves on a Global Plantation. Covered in this film: who Obama works for, what lies he has told, and his real agenda. If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you. Watch the Obama Deception and learn how: - Obama is continuing the process of transforming America into something that resembles Nazi Germany, with forced National Service, domestic civilian spies, warrantless wiretaps, the destruction of the Second Amendment, FEMA camps and Martial Law. - Obama's handlers are openly announcing the creation of a new Bank of the World that will dominate every nation on earth through carbon taxes and military force. - International bankers purposefully engineered the worldwide financial meltdown to bankrupt the nations of the planet and bring in World Government. - Obama plans to loot the middle class, destroy pensions and federalize the states so that the population is completely dependent on the Central Government. - The Elite are using Obama to pacify the public so they can usher in the North American Union by stealth, launch a new Cold War and continue the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. http://www.infowars.com http://www.prisonplanet.tv
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Obama's Iraq Problem: Change That Works For Him
Video Script: Obama: My assessment is that the surge has not worked. Obama: I would end this war, and I would have our troops out within 16 months. Obama: I will immediately begin to remove our troops. Murtha: I think the surge is working. Lieberman: The surge is working. Clinton: We've begun to change tactics in Iraq, and in some areas, particularly in Al Anbar Province, it's working. Gibbs: The security situation has improved, much as everybody admitted it would if we put more troops on the ground. Axelrod: I mean, he never disputed the fact that if you throw a surge of American soldiers in an area that you can make a difference. Obama: I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is gonna solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse. Reporter: You did not refer to the 16 month timetable. Does that mean you can tell us today that you will not change the 16 month timetable? Obama: (smiles and breathes) Uh... I... (scratches head)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki tells United States to leave
Debate over Iraq timetable on Hardball with Chris Matthews. ----------------------- BAGHDAD, July 7 -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has for the first time suggested establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, a step that the Bush administration has long opposed. Maliki raised the idea Monday during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he spoke with Arab ambassadors about a security pact being negotiated to determine the future U.S. military role in Iraq. "The current trend is to reach an agreement on a memorandum of understanding either for the departure of the forces or a memorandum of understanding to put a timetable on their withdrawal," Maliki said, according to a statement released by his office. "In all cases, the basis for any agreement will be respect for the full sovereignty of Iraq." The comments reflect the political dilemma confronting Maliki and other members of his Shiite-led government. Their primary rival in upcoming provincial elections, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, is a leading critic of the American presence who has long called for a timetable, a position that is widely popular among Iraq's majority Shiites. The talks on the security pact have also raised concerns across the Iraqi political spectrum -- and the broader Arab world -- about preserving Iraq's sovereignty and preventing a long-term American presence. Framing the agreement as a memorandum of understanding, possibly including a timetable, may make it more politically palatable, analysts said. Nasar al-Rubaie, a senior Sadrist lawmaker, welcomed Maliki's suggestion of a timetable, saying that Iraq's armed forces could take over security duties within a year. "This is an important step in the right path," Rubaie said. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, has said he will decide by September -- when he is due to relinquish his command to Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno -- whether additional withdrawals will be possible before year's end. The timetable issue is a sharp point of disagreement between the presumptive presidential nominees. Republican Sen. John McCain supports the administration position and has said that a withdrawal timetable would endanger recent security gains in Iraq. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has criticized the Maliki government for dragging its feet on political reconciliation and said that a timetable would force movement. Although Obama has long pledged to begin immediately withdrawing combat troops at a rate of one to two brigades a month, completing the process within 16 months, he has recently tempered his position with a promise to consult with U.S. commanders on the ground before taking any action. The negotiations began in March over two U.S.-drafted agreements that in Iraq have been discussed as a single pact. The first is a status-of-forces agreement that would define the legal protections and responsibilities of U.S. troops; the second is a "strategic framework" that would govern the overall U.S.-Iraq political and military relationship. Last week, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that progress was being made in the negotiations but that many hurdles remained. He said any agreement most likely would last only one or two years and be subject to legislative scrutiny. If an agreement could not be reached, Zebari indicated that an interim arrangement would be necessary because U.S. troops "cannot stay in Iraq without a legal authorization." It was unclear whether any memorandum of understanding would need approval from Iraq's parliament. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/07/AR2008070700364.html?nav=rss_world/mideast/iraq
Views: 2601 AntiConformist911
Administration plans Iraq strategy shift
John King, Jackie Kucinich and Olivier Knox discuss Jeb Bush's response to Obama's new Iraq strategy.
Views: 1403 CNN
U.S. Reveals & Details Iraq War Plans - Obama Admin Aiding & Abiding The Enemy? - The Kelly File
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How the Iran nuclear deal works, explained in 3 minutes
Iran and six world powers just cut a historical deal that would limit the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for economic sanctions relief. The details of the of the 159-page report are terribly technical. But there are some important aspect of this deal that we've distilled into this 3-minute video. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever The Politics Demand
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Gareth Porter: Most US media helps Obama back away from Iraq pledge To watch a multi-part episode, click the link Below: http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=596
Views: 2372 TheRealNews
Graham Discusses Guantanamo Bay and Iraq
In an interview on 'Morning Joe', U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) reacts to a potential plan by President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay and discussed securing Iraq.
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Obama, Iraq's Maliki to Discuss Resurgent Violence, US Support
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is in Washington meeting with U.S. officials and members of Congress, ahead of talks on Friday with President Barack Obama. Dan Robinson reports.
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People’s Tribunal on Iraq seeks to plan next stage of the anti-war movement
Activists convened at “the People’s Tribunal on Iraq” to discuss America’s anti-war movement going forward, police brutality, the occupation of Palestine, Standing Rock, and hopes to pressure Obama Administration for an official commission to examine US role in Iraq, RT correspondent Anya Parampil reports. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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Panetta, McCain Spar Over Leaving Troops in Iraq
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Sen. John Mccain (R-Ariz.) disagreed over plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq during a hearing regarding security in nation. (Nov. 15)
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