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    Inside Iraq - Obama's pullout plan - 6 Mar 09 - Part 2

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    Obama said he intended to fully withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 [AFP PHOTO]

    US president Barack Obama's announcement to pull out US combat troops out of Iraq in 18 months has prompted many observers to wonder whether this is a pullout or a redeployment.

    Iran blasted the intended slow pace and spurred Iraqi president Nouri al-Maliki to demand a faster US departure.