Talk:Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq

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It's 2013. Are U.S. government troops still in Iraq? If so, how many? No mention of anything from this year on this page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:9:4F00:7E:20A:52FF:FE25:32F (talk) 10:25, 31 July 2013 (UTC)


Changed "Defence" to "Defense" to be consistent with the rest of the article. kthxbye — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:35, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Geogre, what you wrote does seem fair. So you are NPOVier than I am. But it seems a bit confused.

I'm interested in:

  • what the candidates said
  • any relevant news articles readers can decide for themselves who was "right". --Uncle Ed 20:57, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)


If vetoed, It goes to the House of Representatives for a passing vote, right?

    • Not exactly, it goes to both houses of Congress, and they will have to overturn the veto with a supermajority (more than a 3/4 approval). YankeeDoodle14 06:06, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Make that 2/3s, sorry. YankeeDoodle14 22:50, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Exit Plans Resource Page[edit] This is a collection of significant withdrawal plans by analysts and experts, positions of U.S. political leaders, and selected commentaries on exiting Iraq, compiled by the Project on Defense Alternatives. Please consider adding this to the "Further Reading" section. BipashaRay 21:56, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

The first footnote is a incorrect. I couldn't find any poll in the reference that said 51% of voters want US troops withdrawn. I even checked to see if perhaps the author rearranged the wording to make the poll look like 51% wanted withdrawal. There is one survey that says 59% of voters would like to withdraw if order cannot be restored eventually. But this is not what is cited. I think the author may have an agenda. Don't have time to edit it now and enter good citation, just thought I'd make a note.

The events of August 19, 2010[edit]

The citation of Al Jazeera as a reliable source is questionable. The claim of a $900 billion cost is demonstrably false: the Congressional Budget office puts the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom (to date) at $709 billion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement[edit]

Shouldn't this article reference the Status of Forces Agreement? Those are the terms in which US troops have been withdrawn thus far.

Marine embassy guard[edit]

In the interest of accuracy I've added the fact that not all US soldiers were subject to the withdrawal agreement. At American embassies and consulates all over the world (Iraq included) there are Marine Security Guards.

Douse anyone have a date on when the embassy guards will leave? Because my statement that its on the same date as the soldiers in Kuwait is disputed because I don't have a source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:39, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Are they going to leave at all because a lot of people want the U.S army out of the country altogether. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:08, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

No, they're going to stay because they have to guard the American embassy, which is considered American territory. Also, Marine Security Guards are not soldiers, they're Marines, and thus, are not part of the U.S. Army (they are a part of the U.S. Marine Corps). Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 06:36, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Are you suggesting that US Marines are not part of US forces? Djapa Owen (talk) 02:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Full withdrawal 2011 contentious[edit]

This article states that there was a full withdrawal of US forces in 2011. This is rather contentious knowing that there are some 20,000 US embassy staff who would be predominantly US Marines embassy guards, as well as 4 to 5,000 defence contractors (I believe this figure is now higher) employed by US interests. This amounts to quite a significant presence, not a full withdrawal. Djapa Owen (talk) 02:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Date of withdrawal is incorrect[edit]

The first sentence of this article says that "the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq began in June 2009." That is incorrect. The number of US military in Iraq peaked at 168,000 from Sept to Nov 2007 and declined to 146,000 by December 2008. Smallchief (talk 17:02, 9 December 2014 (UTC)