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Time to get out of Iraq

9:00 AM EDT, October 27, 2011

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So many of us have waited a long time for the complete withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Some of us were against the war from the very beginning since we felt it was unjustified. Some of us moved to that conclusion after so many years and American lives lost to this tragedy, in addition to the loss of Iraqi civilians. We are in this recession and economic situation because of two wars and the billions of dollars spent which could have been used in our own country.

Now that President Barack Obama has kept his promise to withdraw all troops by the end of year, which is what so many of us have been looking for, there is this very vocal minority who are against leaving. How long do they expect us to stay there and to do what? Let's for once get behind our president and give him the support he deserves with his courageous decision.

Remember that the Dec. 31, 2011 deadline was originally set by the Bush Administration!

Jim and Elizabeth Kirk, Baltimore