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  1. September 28, 2011 11:03 pm

    To leave 3000 troops in Iraq is reckless and dangerous! As General Allen stated, “The option of this President is not the opiton of his Generals.” We, the American people, cannot allow this President to abandon our troops! These brave and noble Heroes, who risk their lives daily to keep us safe, deserve every consideration to keep them safe! Our troops need to know that we will stand for them as they stand for us! .

  2. Barney permalink
    September 29, 2011 1:15 pm

    Leaving a mere 3000 troops in Iraq without close-at-hand support is tantamount to putting fish in a barrel for sharp-shooters! The Iraqi terrorists say it is a great idea. The President’s military advisers say “No”. The thinking and caring American people say “no”. The President must be emphatically made aware that the will of his constituents is the same as that of his military advisers. Can we let Mr. Obama know this?

  3. Jihad permalink
    September 29, 2011 6:18 pm

    3000 troops in Iraq? Why not just wave a white flag? President Obama and his lousy decisions are putting our troops in harms way. The US troops are our families, our children, our mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers. We want what’s best for them. Is Obama trying to send the message that he doesn’t care about their safety and well being? Then we send a message to him, DO THE RIGHT THING for once, listen to the generals, they know what they are doing.

  4. September 29, 2011 9:53 pm

    this sounds just like the final days in vietnam when the politicians would not listen to the generals, and all of those people ended up stranded at the embassy.

  5. Cynthia Barr permalink
    October 1, 2011 6:57 am

    Tired of our troops left hung out to get run over with no support. If they are bringing them out of that God forsaken place, then bring them home now! We’ve had more KIA’s since the “withdrawal” than ever before in Iraq. If their hands are tied and they won’t let them do their job, bring them home!

    • October 3, 2011 9:25 am

      cynthia could we add your organization as a signatory to the letter? thanks carolyn

  6. October 2, 2011 3:10 pm

    If we won’t leave enough troops there to provide a reasonable defense, according to our military chiefs, then get them all out. If the politicians won’t do this, than maybe we should send them over there to get their asses shot off.

  7. Garth von Homan permalink
    October 2, 2011 10:15 pm

    al Sadr will use these troops as target practice for his mujahedeen to be mutilated and paraded around the slums these barbarians live in. You can’t win the hearts and minds of those that don’t have either.

  8. Mike Bradley permalink
    October 3, 2011 5:19 am

    This is DC at its best making decisions for the military. Obama has to please his far Left loons and Moon Bats. Just like Nam good troop[s sorry Politicians

    Mike Bradley
    Vietnam 66 67

  9. Jim Diehl USN 65-71 permalink
    October 3, 2011 7:49 am

    Just like the end of Vietnam.. Nothing but LIES from the Politicians and the News Media..Jim Diehl “Gathering Of Eagles”

  10. Robert G permalink
    October 3, 2011 1:42 pm

    SIGNED !

    We owe it to all who have been lost , and all who are still in the fight , and all who have been in this fight and are now out and getting on with their lives TO WIN !
    A decisive MILITARY VICTORY over an ancient evil .

    Support Our Troops ! Support Israel ! Crush radical Islam to the point where it MUST REFORM or be eradicated from the fabric of humanity .

    No more politically correct negotiated settlements and half truces that will lead to another century of war in the Mid East . Take them on and DEFEAT them . Defeat Iran , the great instigator . More Troops , not a withdrawal . Win the War , then come home [and let old guys volunteer and serve ]

    ps: repeal the repeal of DADT as well

  11. October 3, 2011 5:11 pm

    This is typical of Liberals not learning from history, which doesn’t surprise me since Liberals have brain damage………Mike Bradley hit the nail on the head.

  12. October 3, 2011 8:10 pm

    “The 3000” reminds me of “The 300” Spartans that defeated the Persian hordes at Thermopylae. Perhaps Obama thinks that if 300 Spartans were a match for thousands of towel heads, then 3000 of our troops would be just fine if left alone and surrounded by hostile barbarian head-choppers.
    The difference is that those 300 Spartans were led by Leonidas, a King worthy of his crown who fought with his Spartans. Our guys are stuck with the hunchback Ephialtes who can only offer hopey-changey on a toothpick.

    I’d like to agree with Robert G above – “A decisive MILITARY VICTORY over an ancient evil” but I’m sure that’s asking way too much of the pansy liberals in charge right now. If we can’t turn our guys loose to fight and win, then bring them ALL home.

    Obama, for once – just once – do the right thing. Dont abandon our American troops.

    • October 3, 2011 8:53 pm

      bubba – i had thought about the 300 too, but then a friend sent me this email about

      Basically, an army of Greek mercenaries were dragged into a Persian civil war under false pretenses. Their employer, the king’s brother and would-be usurper, was killed in battle near modern day Baghdad.

      Normally, the Greeks would negotiate a deal with the winner and either join him or, more likely, be allowed to return home. Especially since the Greeks won the battle and were a large, disciplined force in good order.

      Instead, at the negotiations the Persians murdered the Greek army’s leaders. A Persian force would fall apart in that situation, so they probably assumed Greeks would do the same.

      Greeks were not Persians. Facing slavery or death, the Ten Thousand, as they became known, elected new leaders, among them Xenophon. They fought their way past the Persians, marched through barren desert and mountains in what’s now Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Armenia, finally reaching Greek colonies on the Black Sea.

      Xenophon chronicled his experiences in the Anabasis, or March Upcountry.”

  13. October 5, 2011 5:27 am


  14. mtngrandpa permalink
    October 5, 2011 8:49 am

    Our troops need all of us to do all we can.

    Just Like Vietnam — our politicians have their agenda’s and our troops get tossed into the crap pile. Even the VFW and American Legion did not support the veterans of Vietnam. NO Groups existed, NO support was given, most people DID NOT CARE. Kerry and Fonda were rewarded as hero’s and the winners of Vietnam.

    But unlike Vietnam this time — we have a significant number of groups, people and Vietnam veterans that care about our troops. We collectively need to do all we can to help where we can to protect our troops from the enemy AND the politicians. Especially the politicians who have historically cared more about their self serving interests and re-elections campaigns.

    One of my favorite quotes is from Mark Twain “Always do right this will gratify some and astonish the others”.

    The 3000 troops being left in Iraq, when their own Generals think it is wrong:

    “Senior commanders are said to be livid at the decision, which has already been signed off by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta”. link:

    The senior commanders are ‘RIGHT’, because they have their troops on the ground at risk.

    What can we do to support the commanders and protect our brave troops given the hostile political environment we are in? Each one of us would also “be livid” if we knew as much as the commanders do.

  15. October 5, 2011 7:32 pm

    You have Van Jones, your communist buddy stirring up unrest all over the country using lame brain token liberals, and the sole purpose of this is to give you an excuse to declare martial law before the election for the purpose of remaining in the white house so you can continue raping the country and letting your hater of white people that you are married to continue to trash America and its Patriots.

  16. October 5, 2011 7:44 pm

    It’s time for our country to let the Iraqi’s spend their oil money on high paid Advisors & Contractors and to let all of our LOW PAID Military come home where they belong..If Iraq still needs training for their military after all of these years let them pay for it. The only thing the US should leave in Iraq in silent “death” drones to take out the Radical extremist’s like Muqtada al Sadr. We have done our job Sadam is no longer in power…it’s now time to bring ALL of the troops home.

    • October 7, 2011 4:49 pm

      viper – i absolutely agree with you, and was talking with someone about that today.
      it does seem that there will be many private security people staying in iraq. BUT, they will be making the choice to stay there and they will be getting top-dollar for their services. our soldiers would have no choice about being there, and they would be getting paid nothing.

      personally, i think that anyone who chooses to stay behind is crazy

  17. October 5, 2011 8:10 pm

    Our troops need 100% support by the executive branch of our government. The military commanders and advisers should be listened to by the President, who has zero military experience and has not shown much support for the military, with the cuts he has made to enlistment bonuses and other programs and not strong support against terrorism in our country and abroad. People in this country need to continue to stand up to support the military, who protect us and make many sacrifices for our country and it’s people.

  18. donna valentas permalink
    October 5, 2011 10:15 pm


  19. Ed Payne permalink
    October 6, 2011 7:26 am

    The key to effective leadership is to know what you know and what you don’t know and understand the difference. Mr. President, you are making decisions that you not only have no interest in but no knowledge, and that decision that will result in millions of deaths. I was supporting the evacuations of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in 1975; we are headed in that same direction if you continue to ignore the experts in lieu of your own agenda. Capitulation is the same as surrender, if you are determined to surrender, then do it and get all of our kids out of there now; I have kids serving over there.
    Ed Payne “Gathering of Eagles” USAF 72-79

  20. Lisa Leikus permalink
    October 9, 2011 9:38 am

    Its funny how our government put its own people last for good things and first to sacrifice. It doesn’t pay to be an American.

  21. 911Patriot permalink
    October 9, 2011 7:49 pm

    obama is evil period. His loathing for the military is on display in his soulless eyes. Destruction of all that is good, honorable, traditional, brave, faithful and noble is all that is on his mind. In short anything that is not in him is set for his annihilation. We must do whatever we can to expose him and to stop him politically.

  22. Carol Davis permalink
    October 9, 2011 8:16 pm

    Mr. President, WE the people of the United States, in the Preamble to our Constitution (which we still hold to be the Law of the Land, regardless of how you might see it!) did ordain and establish a provision for the common defense of our nation and OF OUR PEOPLE. The 3,000 are OUR PEOPLE, the best and the brightest among us! Our commanders said you will place them in harms way, our people know you will place them in harms way, and the God of this universe (to whom you will answer some day) knows it, too. Shame on you — there is no decency or honor in you.

  23. Terry L. Tignor permalink
    October 10, 2011 1:55 pm

    No Amnesty – No Troops ! Bring them Home ! They do not appreciate what We have done so bid them farewell ! Leane them none of Our own to torture or kill – PERIOD !

  24. Cathy K permalink
    October 10, 2011 2:01 pm

    My nephew is serving in Iraq at this moment! A Commander ‘n Chief (president) who will not follow the recommendations of the leadership of our military, who know best (much better than any president) how to keep our deployed men and women safe, is treasonous in my opinion!!

  25. Will Fairchild permalink
    October 10, 2011 3:10 pm

    Mr. Obama, WE the People of the United States, in our Constitution [which is the Law of the Land] established a provision for the common defense of our nation and of our PEOPLE. The 3,000 you intend to leave behind in Iraq are OUR PEOPLE, some of the best and the brightest among us! Our military commanders said you will place them in harms way and our people KNOW you will place them in harms way, SHAME ON YOU, OBAMA — there is no honor or decency in you.

  26. Rocky Napier permalink
    October 10, 2011 4:22 pm

    To leave 3000 troops in Iraq is reckless and foolish. Bring one home, bring them ALL home!

  27. October 10, 2011 5:13 pm

    I can’t imagine why or how those United States Officers in all the services have let this White House put their soldiers and our warriors in such danger with dates, numbers, and positions of future draw downs for the enemy to know. I believe in a court of law, this Commander In Chief would be found guilty of treason.

    Johanna Stephens

  28. Edward Kline permalink
    October 10, 2011 7:45 pm

    Our troops answer the call every timed they are asked. They deserve the respect and support that has been requested by the commanders. To leave 3,000 men and women is reprehensible. As Commander in Chief, stop this madness before it is too late.

  29. Barbara Stanley permalink
    October 10, 2011 10:04 pm

    This is totally irresponsible of the man who calls himself our president. Please do not allow this to happen.

  30. October 10, 2011 10:13 pm

    If we are retreating, then retreat. Zero should be left behind.

  31. October 11, 2011 3:44 pm

    Robert G already said all I could hope to express and I will simply quote his excellent comments;
    “We owe it to all who have been lost, and all who are still in the fight, and all who have been in this fight and are now out and getting on with their lives TO WIN !
    A decisive MILITARY VICTORY over an ancient evil.

    Support Our Troops! Support Israel! Crush radical Islam to the point where it MUST REFORM or be eradicated from the fabric of humanity.

    No more politically correct negotiated settlements and half truces that will lead to another century of war in the Mid East. Take them on and DEFEAT them. Defeat Iran, the great instigator. More Troops, not a withdrawal. Win the War, then come home [and let old guys volunteer and serve]

    ps: repeal the repeal of DADT as well”

  32. Pat Armstrong permalink
    October 11, 2011 4:34 pm

    Signed! Mr Obama, you need to stop playing political games with the lives of our brave soldiers. Listen to the commanding officers in charge and do what they say to do. Do not leave our people there to become sitting ducks. Thier blood will be on you. How could you even consider doing something as ignorant as this? You are a shameful excuse for a commander in chief! Why don’t we change the policy and try to WIN THE WAR?

  33. Karol Hansen permalink
    October 13, 2011 1:35 pm

    Against the advice of his Generals, President Obama is advancing a reckless proposal to leave 3000 Soldiers in Iraq, following the withdrawal of our main combat forces on December 31, 2011. Those of us who support our troops are very concerned about the safety of our Soldiers under this proposal.

    Please don’t let our troops be sitting ducks at the whim of a tone-deaf, irresponsible Commander In Chief.


    Karol Hansen

  34. Robert Hickey permalink
    October 13, 2011 4:22 pm

    DO NOT put our troops in harm’s way unnecessarily!!! Listen to the Military experts and not your foolish pride. Protect our service people.

  35. October 13, 2011 4:28 pm

    Signed! Obama has no clue of what it is to be in the war zone, He is reckless in his decisions and does not care for the lives of our troops. He is an irresponsible Commander in Chief.

    Robert H

  36. Lisa Morris permalink
    October 13, 2011 5:49 pm

    Yes, I agree that President Obama should either pull all the troops out or leave as many troops in that the military has advised the President.
    Lisa Morris

  37. October 13, 2011 8:58 pm




  38. Dennis Trentadue permalink
    October 14, 2011 3:10 am

    to leave 3000 US soldiers in Iraq’s combat zones is far beyond unconscionable! Going against all military leaders advice will classify this act as abandonment and an accessory to murder! Not to mention treason because it willfully gives our enemies the upper hand; “aiding and abetting!”

    All our troops must be brought home! In Afghanistan too! Trying to “win the hearts and minds” is the most idiotic strategy ever in the history of warfare. Because it denies 1400 years of Islamic history!

    This action is deliberate and calculated!

    16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
     17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
    18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
     19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
     20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

  39. Jan Lucas permalink
    October 14, 2011 7:22 am

    Signed. Either leave a number which is in the best interest of the TROOPS or pull them ALL out. This total disregard for the safety of those who fight and die in the name of America is beyond disgusting!

  40. Merrilee Morrison-Cotter permalink
    October 14, 2011 10:22 pm

    This will become a suicide mission. Our troops need to be out, or all in, NOT targets for practice.

  41. Cynthia Belisle permalink
    October 14, 2011 10:23 pm

    The Commander in Chief has not kept any of the promises he made during his campaign. Let’s hope that he will do the right thing for our Armed Forces at least once during his one term.

  42. October 15, 2011 2:18 am

    I am signing the letter and agree totally. Need to have a commander and chief that at least was in the “boy scouts” Remember that conservatives when picking your candidate, I think the military has paid a big enough price already without the boob in the office now treating them as if they were 3000 strong, and totally expendable.

  43. Bill Bledsoe permalink
    October 17, 2011 3:26 pm

    Just like the “rules of engagement”, our nonCommander-in-Chief has no clue what he
    is doing……or does he? Our troops safety should be the first consideration in ANY
    negotiation! Bill Bledsoe (USMC-1951-1962/

  44. Denise Cattoni permalink
    October 17, 2011 3:32 pm

    Leaving 3000 troops is reckless and dangerous!! Our soldiers risk their lives, under your new ‘rules of engagement’ (which make no sense) to defend our country. Either listen to the advice (and reason) of your military advisors, or bring our sons and daughters in the military home!

  45. Bill Bledsoe permalink
    October 17, 2011 3:37 pm

    Just like our “rules of engagement…” The safety of the troops should be the first priority
    of ANY negotiation. (USMC – 1951-11962)

  46. KarenH permalink
    October 17, 2011 3:40 pm

    Signed. Either leave a number which is in the best interest of the TROOPS or pull them ALL out. This total disregard for the safety of those who fight and die in the name of America is beyond disgusting!

  47. Phil, aka Trooprally permalink
    October 17, 2011 5:12 pm

    If we are not going to be there to win, than pull all our brave military out. And ‘ditto’ to the already posted comments

  48. Michelle Houghtaling permalink
    October 18, 2011 5:09 am

    SOMEBODY has to stand against this administration’s asinine policies. In Afghanistan, our soldiers have been turned into ducks in a barrel by crippling rules of engagement, in Iraq he’s going to leave 3000? While Iran is just WAITING for the chance to rule Iraq once and for all? Bring them all home NOW, or build permanent bases! Winning the Future is congress!? Winning the Future is the RNC and the media!? Where is the outrage? Oh yeah, it’s in the form of the CPUSA and Nazis strutting all over and deficating in our streets in the name of anticapitalism.

  49. C.H.Grant permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:49 am

    Overwhelming forces deter evil not a few thousand soldiers without a mandate. This family asks that you not consider politics but simply the safety of the troops that you as CIC put in harms way.

  50. October 19, 2011 4:58 pm

    Please think of the safety of our brave men and women, President Obama.

  51. Norma Reveal permalink
    October 21, 2011 9:35 pm

    What a moron Obama is! If you are going to pull the troops, pull the troops, don’t leave a few for target practice! Get the all the troops out, even those in Arghanistan.

  52. Robert permalink
    October 22, 2011 11:04 am

    Barack Obama: you dismiss, and even mock (being the admiring student of Saul Alinsky that you are), all pleas unless they come from your money bundlers or otherwise serve your political future.

    Therefore please consider how stories and photos of our dead and/or kidnapped and/or tortured soldiers at the hands of Iran will play out on Fox, GBTV, AM radio and the Internet before next November — and bring them all home now.

  53. Mark permalink
    October 27, 2011 1:09 pm

    Signed by a American Patriot

  54. Donna Wiley permalink
    October 29, 2011 11:22 am

    We have just learned that one of our sons that serves our country in the US Army is now being deployed to Afghanistan for an entire year the first week of December 2011. As a mother I am GREATLY concerned and confused as to WHY these soldiers are being sent over there now when we have been told and fed the news that ALL of our troops are being brought home? Why in the month before this exit is suppose to take place, are our US leaders sending MORE troops over there? I try very hard to ALWAYS support AND to have continous faith in the leadership of our nation and our troops no matter what my personal beliefs or political choices may be, but this senseless act is much more than a betrayal to this mother and father, it is a betrayal to these courageous men and women, their wives, husbands, sons, daughters, unborn children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins,community members and an entire nation. I continue to pray daily that the people our nation has elected to make these choices for our soldiers will come to their senses and to put themselves in this mothers shoes! I CHALLENGE YOU to think about the choices YOU would make if YOUR OWN son or daughter were being deployed in a month to a hostile environment clear across the world where he or she will NOT have enough weaponry, body armor OR other trained soldiers to help protect them! Sadly, I’m afraid that if you did that, you would do your best to REALLY have ALL OF OUR TROOPS out of there, but since it’s NOT YOUR child, you are ALL too willing to endanger the sons and daughters of others!

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