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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 04:36 AM
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Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
Source: BBC

The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

The final column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the southern Iraqi desert overnight. <snip>

The only US military presence left in Iraq now is 157 soldiers responsible for training at the US embassy, as well as a small contingent of marines protecting the diplomatic mission.

The low-key US exit was in stark contact to the blaze of aerial bombardment Washington unleashed against Saddam Hussein in 2003.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16234723



4,500 US deaths, Goddess knows how many Iraqi deaths and about a trillion-dollar tab.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 05:25 AM
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1. I had CNN on this afternoon and they had a report on the continuing Iraqi deaths.
Hundreds are still killed or injured every week. The two they showed were heartbreaking, a young boy and then a young woman, who was the sole support for her family, who had recently lost their legs. Don Lemon was choked up... ;(
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 07:12 PM
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2. To be Replaced by "Contractors" who have no obligation to any International Laws
for "Conduct of War" and just like our own Troops...have no obligation to "Geneva Convention" rules of "Conduct in Battle."

:-( Glad the "Grunts are Coming Home" ...but what replaces them is "Lawless Thugs." :puke:
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 12:03 AM
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3. I heard Bremer interviewed on NPR, saying it's too early to pull out---after 10 yrs!
What a nutcase. Also admitted he made a mistake de-Baathistizing the country.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:21 PM
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 07:50 PM
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5.  The troops are not leaving the neighborhood
Just relocating to Kuwait.
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