That depends on how he interprets his promise.
This is from his website...
Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months. Obama will make it clear that we will not build any permanent bases in Iraq. He will keep some troops in Iraq to protect our embassy and diplomats; if al Qaeda attempts to build a base within Iraq, he will keep troops in Iraq or elsewhere in the region to carry out targeted strikes on al Qaeda.
He has specified COMBAT troops, so he has left himself a lot of wiggle room.
For every combat soldier, there are at least 10 that are support troops.
There are cooks, clerks, doctors, dentists, mailmen, armorers, mechanics, intelligence troops, and many other jobs that are not combat related.
Is he including those people in his plan, or will he say that he only promised COMBAT troops will be removed.
And, in his own plan he says that he would be willing to keep troops in Iraq "to carry out targeted strikes on al Qaeda".
What does that mean?
Also, will he keep troops in Iraq to act as "advisors" to the Iraqi military, like we did in Vietnam?
Will they be allowed to carry weapons and accompany Iraqi troops into the field?
And if they are, will they be allowed to fight back if fired upon?
That would make them combat troops.
So, did he mean only "combat" troops, or did he mean ALL trooops?
And if he doesnt remove ALL troops, will he then say that he kept his promise by removing only the combat troops?