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Paul: U.S. likely to keep presence in Iraq

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Des Moines Register [1]
October 23, 2011

Even if the United States meets its Dec. 31 troop withdrawal deadline, private security forces, intelligence agents and unmanned drone aircraft would likely continue to operate in Iraq under the Obama administration, Ron Paul said Saturday.

“I predict we will be very, very much involved in Iraq,” the GOP presidential candidate said during a town hall meeting in downtown Des Moines. “I think it will be unstable for a long time to come, and we will continue to spend a lot of money in Iraq.”

Paul’s comment drew a round of applause. He has committed to remove all U.S. troops and operatives from Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign nations if elected.

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[1] Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111023/NEWS09/310230066/-1/gallery_array/Paul-U-S-likely-keep-presence-Iraq

[2] Maliki Suggests Bush Pushed To Extend U.S. Presence In Iraq To Help McCain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/maliki-suggests-bush-pushed-to-extend-us-presence-in-iraq-to-help-mccain.html

[3] Secret papers shed new light on Britain’s presence in Iraq in 1920s: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-papers-shed-new-light-on-britains-presence-in-iraq-in-1920s.html

[4] Panetta appears to link al-Qaeda presence with Iraq invasion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-appears-to-link-al-qaeda-presence-with-iraq-invasion.html

[5] Bush administration sought to extend troop presence in Iraq through 2015: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bush-administration-sought-to-extend-troop-presence-in-iraq-through-2015.html

[6] Iraq’s Sadr warns of ‘war’ if U.S. presence extended: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraq%e2%80%99s-sadr-warns-of-%e2%80%98war%e2%80%99-if-u-s-presence-extended.html

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