So he announces a withdrawal, cuts back troops so he can push Afghanistan, cuts funding to support the Iraqi forces - and isn't it just simply unfortunate that this unfortunate occurrence unfortunately occurs? Why, who could have even thought such a thing would ever happen?
While I don't support many of President Obama's policies, the decision to remove forces from Iraq as legally required. You can't legally station forces in another country without a Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and the Iraqi government wouldn't agree to give US Forces first jurisdiction in any situation involving a US service member. This is an incredibly important part of any SOFA agreement as it provides US service members with protection from host nation political turmoil. The lack of US support is 100% the fault of the Iraqi government. Once the *new* Iraqi government formed the clock started ticking on how long US forces could stay there.
Basically keeping your military on another nations territory without a formal agreement with that nation is known as an occupation.