Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PLN 16

I read "Iraq Drawdown on Track" by Army Sgt 1st class Michael J. Carden, whats important is that the withdraw from Iraq is going according to plan. Since January, the U.S. military footprint in Iraq has decreased from more than 143,000 troops to about 120,000. I think that this is a very good thing because it means that there is less fighting going on in Iraq and there will be less and less deaths. By June 30 the Department of Defense (DOD) hopes to send an assistance and advisory force for the Iraqis to help rehabilitate them and help them create a stable government. This is good for us and Iraq because there will be no more war and we can get oil from them again hopefully.


  1. Yes part of President Obama's platform originally was to pull a lot of troops out of Iraq...and so far he's really going through with that. I agree that causalities for Americans and Canadians will decrease, but the country is still very unstable.

  2. Personally, I think it's a wonderful thing that the withdrawal of troops is going well. But as Dan mentioned, the country is still very unstable. What do you think will happen when all of our troops are out? How will that affect Iraq?