ET President Obama announced Friday that the United States will withdraw nearly all troops from Iraq by the end of the year, effectively bringing the long and polarizing war in Iraq to an end. He said the last American troops will depart the country by January 1 "with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops. Asked in a briefing following Mr.
The reports also warn that the elections will be followed by more violence, including an increased likelihood of clashes between Shiites and Sunnis, possibly even leading to civil war, the officials said.
But the new assessments, from the C. The assessments are based on the expectation that a Shiite Arab coalition will win the elections, in which Shiites are expected to make up a vast majority of voters, the officials said.
Leaders of the coalition have promised voters they will press Washington for a timetable for withdrawal, and the assessments say the new Iraqi government will feel bound, at least publicly, to meet that commitment. Such a request would put new pressure on the Bush administration, which has said it would honor an Iraqi request but has declined to set a timetable for withdrawing theAmerican and other foreign troops now in Iraq.
Officials, including Colin L. Powell, the secretary of state, have said such decisions should be based on security needs, which include training more Iraqis.
Still, they have the right to make that call. It will not, however, end the conflict. In related news, the American public is simultaneously skeptical about the war but willing to continue fighting it: Americans are almost evenly divided over how long U. The results suggest that while Americans have grown more pessimistic about the chances for success in Iraq, most are willing to give President Bush some time to try to turn the operation into a success.
Mueller noted that support for the war had been falling gradually since the United States invaded Iraq in Marchbut that the erosion had not produced a majority in favor of early troop withdrawals.
He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own.- The United States began to send troops to Vietnam to support French in ’s.
During the following 25 years, the ensuing wars would cost 5 million people’s life and create a series of domestic tension in the U.S, like Vietnam War protest movement and the Military Draft.
Michael Smith, a reporter for the London Sunday Times, broke the Downing Street Minutes in LONDON -- Tony Blair and George Bush will announce that they are to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq at a summit in Washington as early as this week, RAW STORY has learned.
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"Continued coalition presence will be conditions-based, proportional to the.