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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009, 1:40 P.M.

Obama To Pull Troops In 18 Months

Item: Obama to pull troops out of Iraq by end of August 2010/Reuters

More Info: President Barack Obama said on Friday he would pull U.S. combat troops out of Iraq in 18 months as he unveiled a new strategy that stressed diplomacy and engagement with foes like Iran and Syria. Winding down the Iraq war will allow Obama to boost troop numbers in Afghanistan, which he has declared the central front in the U.S. fight against terrorism. He hopes it will also help him slash a ballooning $1.3 trillion budget deficit.

Question: Do you support Obama's decision to pull troops out of Iraq in 18 months?

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