Friday, September 10, 2010

The Iraqi Rebels Did Not Get the Memo!

The Iraqi Rebels Didn’t Get The Memo

by Ian Mosley
Someone seems to have forgotten to tell the Iraqis that the war is over. A recent news article reports “Even as President Barack Obama was announcing the end of combat in Iraq, American soldiers were sealing off a northern village early Wednesday as their Iraqi partners raided houses and arrested dozens of suspected insurgents. While the Obama administration has dramatically reduced the number of troops and rebranded the mission, the operation in Hawija was a reminder that U.S. forces are still engaged in hunting down and killing al-Qaida militants — and could still have to defend themselves against attacks. That reality was front and center at a change-of-command ceremony in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces outside Baghdad that the American military now uses as its headquarters. Officials warned of a tough road ahead as the U.S. moves into the final phase of the 7 1/2-year war.”
The “final phase”? I suppose that’s the one lasting the next 30 years.
Obama recently declared an end to US combat operations in Iraq in a nationally televised press conference, but somehow he seems to have forgotten a few things, like the 50,000 American soldiers who are still in Iraq, as well as the continued roadside bombs and shootings which indicate that after seven and a half years the Iraqi people are still resisting a foreign occupation by the US on behalf of Israel. (more…)
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