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  • Strains on Display: No Iraqi Leaders Attend U.S. End-of-War Ceremony in Baghdad

    12/15/2011 11:57:17 AM PST · by thouworm · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12-15-11 | Susan Jones
    You will leave with great pride -- lasting pride -- secure in knowing that your sacrifice has helped the Iraqi people to cast tyranny aside and to offer hope for prosperity and peace to this country's future generations," Panetta told U.S. troops. But even as a U.S. military band played a medley of patriotic American tunes, the ceremony -- televised live in the 5 a.m. EST hour -- seemed one-sided without Iraqi participation or even a thank-you.
  • Hundreds in Fallujah burn U.S. flag to celebrate troops pulling out of Iraq

    12/14/2011 7:11:21 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 108 replies
    National Post ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    FALLUJAH, Iraq — Hundreds of Iraqis set alight U.S. and Israeli flags on Wednesday as they celebrated the impending pullout of American forces from the country in the former insurgent bastion of Fallujah. Shouting slogans in support of the “resistance,” the demonstrators held up banners and placards inscribed with phrases like, “Now we are free” and “Fallujah is the flame of the resistance.” Surrounded by the Iraqi army, demonstrators carried posters bearing photos of apparent insurgents, faces covered and carrying weapons. They also held up pictures of U.S. soldiers killed and military vehicles destroyed in the two major offensives against...
  • Iraqis fret about security after U.S. withdrawal

    10/22/2011 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 21, 2011
    BAGHDAD — Iraqis fretted about the ability of their armed forces to protect them from violence after U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday all U.S. troops would withdraw by the end of the year. Washington and Baghdad failed to agree on the issue of immunity for U.S. forces after months of talks over whether American soldiers would stay on as trainers more than eight years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Obama's announcement prompted worries among Iraqis over the stability of their country and a possible slide back into sectarian violence. "Our forces are still not capable...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Iraq Withdrawal Is Victory For Iran

    10/22/2011 2:36:10 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/22/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As the media did a victory lap over Friday's announcement by President Obama that all American troops would be removed from Iraq by the end of the year, Fareed Zakaria took a surprisingly contrary position. Speaking from Tehran with a variety of CNN hosts throughout the day, Zakaria said this development was a disappointment for the United States and a victory for Iran. (video follows with transcript and commentary) JOHN KING, HOST: A simple question up front. U.S. troops leaving Iraq by the end of the year, Iran has to view this as a victory. FAREED ZAKARIA: Oh, I'm sure...
  • The end of the war in Iraq (Email from Team Obama)

    10/22/2011 3:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Obama for AmeriKKKa ^ | October 22, 2011 | James Kvaal
    I'm James Kvaal, the new policy director for President Obama's 2012 campaign. You'll be hearing from me occasionally about the President's policies and those of our opponents, and how we can all help bring about change for our country. Yesterday, we accomplished one major change when President Obama announced that all American troops in Iraq will be home before the holidays. With that action, the Iraq war will end. And one of the President's central promises will have been kept. Both as Americans and as supporters of President Obama, this is something for us to reflect on, and be proud...