December 3, 2020

Trump to withdraw troops from Iraq, Afghanistan

President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of 2,200 troops from Iraq within the coming weeks, fulfilling one of his major campaign promises to end the US’s military involvement in the middle east. 

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander of Central Command, confirmed on Wednesday that the number of troops in the area will drop from 5,200 to 3,000 during the month of September.

“We kept America out of new wars, and we’re bringing our troops back home,” Trump told supporters at a campaign event at Winston-Salem on Tuesday. “We’re bringing them back home from all of these faraway places.”

Breitbart reported on Wednesday that “the war reached a height of more than 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq in 2007. More than 3,500 U.S. troops have been killed in combat in Iraq, and over 32,000 wounded in action.”

“In recognition of the great progress the Iraqi forces have made and in consultation and coordination with the government of Iraq and our coalition partners, the United States has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000 troops during the month of September,” General McKenzie declared.

In addition to the Iraq drawdown order, Trump is working on bringing troops home from Afghanistan that have been stationed there since 2001.

According to reports, Trump is attempting to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan down from 8,500 to between 4,000 and 5,000 before Election Day in November.

Donald Trump has successfully bucked the trend of GOP presidents escalating new wars, and the liberal media has no idea what to do about it. Trump’s decision to prioritize bringing troops home and ending the endless wars has the media and Democrats in a bind as they look for ways to attack his record in the middle east.

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53 Responses

  1. Thank you President Trump. So long as we don’t leave them vulnerable, I’m all for it.
    One thing is sure, when you make a “campaign promise”, you mean to try to keep it, but not recklessly. It has been refreshing to have you as President who really means your promises and have actively worked on keeping them from the time you were elected.

    1. If anyone wonders why the Demos/Leftist are being so radical it is because they simply do not know how to “contgrol” a President with ethics and honesty that loves his country and all of it people. What is to be done with someone you can’t control, frighten, threaten or beat down. Thank you Pres. Trump for your steadfastness and strength in all you have had to endure, sadly, there is more to come when we WIN TRUMP 2020!

      1. THAT’s the difference between a career politician like “Sleepy Joe” and a SEASONED businessman!!!!!! If you want the job done, re-elect Trump!!!!!

  2. He did what he said he would.,God Bless President Trump and keep him strong and guild him.Anyone who has a brain should vote FOR HIM. He should be proud as we are of his accomplishments.

    1. I’ll be praying with you Sandra. When God hears enough voices he will rise up in his mighty wrath and end these wars and return us to peace and love for our fellow man regardless of race, religious beliefs, or national origin. If we can show that we have changed, he might even come and live among his children again. Oh, what a day that would be.

  3. Thank You President Trump you have kept your Word on everything you promised and beyond. Yes get our men and women out of the middle East, we don’t need to be there, those people will NEVER change and will fight among themselves and anyone else that is on their land until everyone of them is dead. You can’t change IGNORANCE.

  4. Stop the dam pop up menud. Wpillnever subscrine to sny of your products because of this ampying and irresposible sctio.
    Iidnote all of them as i can
    George

  5. I said it from the beginning, President Trump is the best president the U.S. has ever had! The DemocRATS ARE evil, worthless liars! They can see how great he is, and they keep putting stumbling blocks in front of him every chance they get, and we must protect him in every way we can. Trump 2020! Four more years!

    1. Then you better vote for Trump. You look back in History and it was John Kennedy who first started stealing SS money to fund the peace Corps. Then LBJ closed the SS Fund and started putting all SS money INTO THE GENERAL FUND to pay for ALL GOVERNMENT SPENDING! Now Biden and the DEMONRATS are LYING! They say Trump wants to end SS and it’s a total LIE. President Trump temporarily stopped employers from taking out payroll tax but that is ONLY FEDEAL INCOME TAX, NOT FICA OR MEDICARE. Don’t believe the LIES. The DEMONRATS and the Deep State will say anything to get back into power.

      1. Stupid people cannot understand. They don’t want to really know our President and they believe the idiotic media. Vote Republican all the way. Vote President Trump 2020. The Democrats are trying, as they have been, to get rid of our wonderful President Trump. Now it’s getting really dirty before election. Democrats are afraid of being exposed.

    2. YEAH Hear that PIGGY, hands off and RETURN ALL YOU HAVE STOLEN! We Earned the money not for U, but for us when we needed it at 65!

  6. 452020/TRUMP/PENCE .
    Who knows the left with what else to attack the President in 55 day to election !!!!!!
    But true Patriots don’t care like me .

  7. “Promises Made, Promises Kept!! What more is there to say?

    Plenty! The best thing I think he has done is shown all of us that our way of life is the best and that progressivism or communism just with a different name is a legitimate threat to “Our Way Of Life”!

  8. We have a President that says what he means he might not say it in flowery words or sugar coat everting, he does not mince wordthe only perfect man i know of walked the earth a little over two thousand years ago, when you see so many Of these to faced hypocrites act like they are living at the foot of the cross the truth is not in them! Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler and Adam Shiftt and a whole lot more.

  9. Congra for the noble price Mr president and thank you for the men and women back home God bless you God bless America keep the good work

  10. Thank you Mr President for being the most honest and best president this country has ever had. That means in my 81 years that you and Reagan are the only two presidents this country has had. All the rest have been losers or down right crooks and just too stupid to ever have been elected president

  11. My wish may come true because of you Mr. President. My fiance was supposed to retire from the Army, he is stationed in Iraq, but all soldiers going home could not retire as planned. He has been shot at, had grenades thrown at him etc. Since December. He is currently being treated for cracked ribs and other injuries and is unable to work right now. I have watched you flourish throughout your Presidency and have oftened wondered how you managed to work with all the pressure of the Left. You stood strong, just like our soldiers do for us every day. I pray he is one of the 2200 soldiers that gets to come home for a December wedding.
    You got this one hands down and because of you people are more proud than ever to be a part of the USA. See you for the next 4 😎

  12. YES I AGREE , THIS IS A GOOD MOVE ON HIS PART. BUT I HAVE HAD A THOUGHT THAT COULD BE TAKEN EITHER WAY ON THIS——— WHEN THEY COME HOME — THIS IS WHAT I’M FEELING WITH FLAGS GOING OFF. WITH WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH —WITH BLM AND ANTIFA. AND SOME OF THE STATEMENTS FROM THE LEFT OF WANTING TO DRAG TRUMP OUT OF TH WH. THIS IS WHAT I FEEL MIGHT BE NEEDED. FROM OUR BOYS. OUR TOWNS AND CITIES ARE BEING OVER-RUN BY THEM AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE LIBERAL DEMS ARE AS HAPPY AS SH-IT. OUR POLICE ARE NOT USED TO THIS KIND OF RE-ACTION FROM THE PEOPLE AND SOROS HAS A BIG PART OF THIS MAYHEM. OUR BOYS MAY HAVE TO PROTECT OUR HOMELAND FROM THESE GROUPS EVEN OUR SS HAD A ROUGH TIME WITH THE RIOTERS. AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE.. SO IT WOULD BE PRUDENT TO BE ON ALERT AND HAVE PROTECTION IN PLACE TO COUNTER ANY OF THE RIOTERS. HAVE THEM BE ON STAND BYE IF NEEDED.. LETS DEFEAT THEM BEFORE THEY THINK OF GETTING STARTED. DON’T YOU AGREE.

      1. Trump and Pence, a great combination. Reagan said, “ trust the Russians but be careful “. During the Obama era, Hillary and a Russian representative hit the reset button. That means renewal of foreign relationship. There’s nothing wrong about it. Weaponizing it against the president, is a double standard that means bias.

  13. Bring home majority of our troops in Germany, Japan, Korea-they can defend themselves.
    Leave military advisers paid by host countries. Too long we’ve been in Afghanistan/Iraq.

  14. Thank you My President for bringing our troops home
    Also, congrats on your prize

    All I ask is that you place our Marines in cities that blm and antifa are or planning to destroy so they can meet our soldiers at first hand and protect the innocent from this evil .
    Let’s see how fast they run and hide.

    Lord Jesus my God, Plse protect our President, VP and their families plus the administration from all evil and harm
    Bless them to do your work,
    In Jesus name I pray
    Amen

  15. It President Trump goes right, the Democrats will go left. It doesn’t seem like the Pres can do anything good which is right , the Democrats call it wrong. Geeeezzzzeee give the President some credit !!!

  16. AH you blocked me —COMMUNISM in action ARE you afraid of freedom of speech—-Walmart/Goodyear/NBA/NFL/Starbucks all sponsor Communist BLM..will you block me again?

  17. Thank you, Mr. President. Should have happened long ago but we had to wait for a man with the stones to make a campaign promise and then KEEP it. I have to be honest, when you were on the campaign trail, I doubted that half of what you promised to do, would ever come to fruition. I was pleased when you actually KEPT to your word, even with the Democratic obstructionism coming at you from every angle. Every time you did something to help us, somehow, it never made the lying news media. Imagine that. Our last President made roughly 200 promises, one of which was the infamous ” I intend to find a cure for cancer during my term” and, making keeping one or two, was the best he could muster. I’ll have to some fact-checking before I pontificate on that one. They told so many times, it’s tough to keep track. The only bummer was just any of the campaign promises was to get a vote I’m ashamed that for two or three elections I didn’t bother I just stated home, There was no one to vote for that wasn’t a crook, thief, or a liar. Most of the folks in this country didn’t know the difference anymore., They just voted for whoever said what they wanted to hear. Piss poor way to run a country in my opinion. Trump/Pence, 4 more years. If elected, that popping you hear will just be the sound of liberal, communist, Demonrats heads exploding. Maybe, just maybe, we can take back control of our beloved country,

  18. There were comments about Social Security, which is a sore topic with me. Our government stole our Social Security Funds to bail out their uncontrolled spending. Then, to make matters more insulting they started giving illegal aliens the funds that each hard working taxpayer contributed. Now, they say that Social Security will go bankrupt within just a few years! We need to force the government to repay the funds that they stole from Social Security and force them to discontinue any payments to non-citizens. If we stopped paying all the corrupt politicians and take away all of their self promoted benefits, I think that we would do just fine!

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