On December 14, 2011 Barack Obama delivered a speech to soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on how the Iraq War was over:
“It’s harder to end a war than to begin one… We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self reliant Iraq.“
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And with that Barack Obama pulled all US troops from Iraq despite the advice from top military leaders.
Fast forward three years…
Today Barack Obama sent 1,000 US paratroopers from Fort Bragg back to Iraq as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission.
The place is a mess.