If you listen to the American Pravda, you are likely to believe that all U.S. combat forces have left Iraq. I thought so too. Not true.
Why can't the corrupt media be honest with the American people? Probably because the left would become enraged if they knew the truth, and Obama would not want that, now would he?
Speaking of the left, I found an interesting Bible verse which I need to share. "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
Read more about what is going on in Iraq from Washington Post, via Hot Air:
Five myths about the Iraq troop withdrawal
By Kenneth M. Pollack
"Early Thursday, less than two weeks before the president's Aug. 31 deadline for ending American combat operations in Iraq, the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division crossed the border from Iraq into Kuwait. With the departure of this last combat brigade, the U.S. military presence in Iraq is now down to 50,000 troops, fewer than at any time since the 2003 invasion. The shift offers a useful moment to take stock of both how much has been accomplished and how much is left to be done in what is fast becoming our forgotten war.
As of this month, the United States no longer has combat troops in Iraq.
1.Not even close. Of the roughly 50,000 American military personnel who remain in Iraq, the majority are still combat troops -- they're just named something else. The major units still in Iraq will no longer be called 'brigade combat teams' and instead will be called 'advisory and assistance brigades.' But a rose by any other name is still a rose, and the differences in brigade structure and personnel are minimal.
American troops in Iraq will still go into harm's way. They will still accompany Iraqi units on combat missions -- even if only as 'advisers.' American pilots will still fly combat missions in support of Iraqi ground forces. And American special forces will still face off against Iraqi terrorist groups in high-intensity operations. For that reason, when American troops leave their bases in Iraq, they will still, almost invariably, be in full 'battle rattle' and ready for a fight.
What has changed over the past 12 to 18 months is the level of violence in Iraq. There is much less of it: The civil war and the insurgency have been suppressed and the terrorists have been marginalized, so American troops have been able to pass the majority of their remaining combat responsibilities to the Iraqi security forces. Most U.S. troops now have little expectation of seeing combat in Iraq. Instead, they are spending more time acting as peacekeepers, protecting personnel and facilities, and advising Iraqi formations. But that didn't start this month: It's more or less what they have been doing since the 'clear and hold' operations to take back the country from militias and insurgents ended in 2008."
Read the rest.