Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses Obama’s weasel-worded admission that combat brigades will remain in Iraq despite his promise to remove them by Sept. 1, 2010, new doubts on the Dec. 31, 2011 deadline on withdrawing all U.S. forces from Iraq and why Iraq’s government still has the last word on whether the U.S. ultimately stays or leaves.
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Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com