Is the Anti-War Movement Happy or Sad?
The withdrawal of U.S. forces is only made possible because of the trend in stability and success, which can be credited to the final 2 years of the previous Administration- not this current one.
And yes, basically President Obama is just riding the coattails of what was decided upon during the Bush Presidency:
The last of the U.S. troops will be in Iraq no later than Dec. 31, 2011. That’s the deadline set under an agreement the two countries sealed during George W. Bush’s presidency.And no, I wouldn't believe him regarding the final withdrawal date of the last U.S. troops. The SOFA is flexible and dependent upon the situation on the ground.
Is President Obama taking credit for announcing a projection that he's not even responsible for? Remember his ever-shifting position on troop withdrawal during the campaign season?
Read Obama's Bush Vindication
The Bush Pullout