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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Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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

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