August 19, 2010

Mission "Accomplished"

Today marks the withdrawal of the last "combat" troops fielded by the US in Iraq. The 50,000 "advisor" and "support" troops still there are still armed and dangerous if they were to be asked by the Iraqi government to "assist" in a combat operation.

Nevertheless congratulations are in order to the people of Iraq as they move closer to true autonomy and democratic self-government, and to the soldiers, diplomats, and elected officials who helped them get there. Iraq has been through an awful time, but it is better off now for it.
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1 comment:

Ahab said...

Now we're just waiting for a similar outcome in Afghanistan, but I won't hold my breath.