Ron Paul: No Iraq Pullout
Ron Paul has no doubt that U.S. troops will remain in Iraq despite the withdrawal claims. And, it looks like the facts support his thesis. This is from ABC:
The State Department is expected to have about 5,000 security contractors in Iraq as of January 2012 (they already have about 3,000 in country). Additionally they will have 4,500 so-called “general life support” contractors, who provide food and medical services, operate the aviation assets, etc.
It's generally safe to assume that whatever the president says bears little resemblence to the truth.