Monday, September 20, 2010
We live in strange timesTimes in which the Beltway Village conventional wisdom is willing to pretend that the US combat role in Iraq is over. As Juan Cole reports in 50 Dead, 128 wounded in Iraq Attacks Informed Comment 09/20/2010:
Although President Obama announced the formal end of US combat in Iraq for August 31, in fact US troops still pair with their Iraqi counterparts to carry active war-fighting, as at Fallujah last Wednesday. In Baqubah a week ago, the US provided helicopter gunship support to Iraqi army units fighting with Muslim extremists.Tags: iraq war
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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