Do you remember the 208 election, when Obama sold himself as the anti-war candidate? This claim was repeated over and over by his many supporters in the media.
If this was true, why do we still have so many troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Could it be that Obama and the media were lying? Sure looks that way.
It’s now 2020, and President Trump is finally doing what Obama promised to do.
The Daily Wire reports:
Trump To Pull 2,200 Troops From Iraq, Plans Draw Down In Afghanistan
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that 2,200 American troops will be pulled from Iraq, adding that top officials are looking to announce a draw down in Afghanistan in the next few days.
Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. said the withdrawal means will drop the U.S. troop level in Iraq to 3,000 and will happen by the end of September. “This reduced footprint allows us to continue advising and assisting our Iraqi partners in rooting out the final remnants of ISIS in Iraq and ensuring its enduring defeat,” McKenzie said, according to CNN.
“Over the last seven or eight months, we have had to devote resources to self-protection that we would otherwise devote for the counter-ISIS fight and we’ve had to pull back and our partners have had to pull back,” he said. “At the same time we’ve done things to harden our positions to make it more difficult for Iran to attack us in Iraq — but it has had an effect,” the general said.
Meanwhile, a senior administration official “told reporters on Tuesday to also expect an announcement on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in a couple days,” CNN reported.
This seems like a much bigger deal than the media is willing to admit.
Trump banned Critical Race Theory, told off the Military Industrial Complex, announced he’s bringing the troops home, got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and it’s only Wednesday morning
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 9, 2020
BREAKING: Trump to order thousands of troops home from Afghanistan & Iraq! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 9, 2020
It’s past time to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. President Trump is winding down the "forever wars" he inherited from D.C.'s political classes.https://t.co/IvedX6yYjU
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 9, 2020
This is the right thing to do, and it took Trump to get it done.