Should the US honor our Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq? LGF Poll
Today, it has been reported by Fox News that Obama would pull out most of our remaining troops in Iraq by Dec. 2011. Perhaps leaving 3-5 thousand for training purposes.
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008, and states that all US forces would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.
However, the usual suspects; Lieberman, McCain, and Graham are criticizing this reported decision by President Obama.
Responding to the news, Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who has traveled to Iraq many times, said that in all the conversations he has had on force strength, he has “never heard a number as low as 3,000 troops to secure the gains Iraqis have won over the years.”
Lieberman said his first question for the administration is whether the number is one Iraqis had requested or if it was chosen according to other criteria.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said reducing the troop presence to 3,000 “would put at risk all the United States has fought for in Iraq.”
“The biggest winner of a U.S. decision to move to 3,000 troops in Iraq would the Iranian regime. The ayatollahs would rejoice,” he said.
Read more: foxnews.com
What do you think? Is it time to get out of Iraq?