Barack Obama acted unwisely and irresponsibly at Camp Lejeune on February 27, 2009 when he announced America would withdraw troops from Iraq by August 31, 2010. Of course, he left the door open for 35,000 to 50,000 troops to remain in the country after that date, but the terrorists probably did not pay much attention to that part. What the terrorists heard is that America has run out of resolve and life is going to get much easier for extremist after August 31, 2010.
If Chairman Obama had proper leadership skills, he would know that one never tells the enemy when a force reduction will happen. That is information the enemy has to figure out for itself. By giving our enemy a specific timetable, Chairman Obama has allowed them to plan their calendar. Certainly, the terrorists have now decided to just lie low through August 31, 2010. The terrorists are probably assuming whatever plans they have will probably work out much better on September 1, 2010.
Little do they know, Obama rarely keeps his word. He will probably find an excuse to extend the deadline as the withdraw date gets closer. He has already lied about the withdraw at least twice. Remember when Obama was running for office? He promised the troops would start coming home in ninety days after his inauguration. At one point, Obama promised the troops would be out of Iraq during the first sixteen months of his term. He has made other promises on this topic, but there are so many contradicting statements, no one can keep track of Obama’s actual stance on this issue. At least now, we have a specific date. If America has more than 50,000 soldiers in Iraq past August 31, 2010, we will know that Obama has broken another promise.