Last Convoy of US Troops Quietly Exits Iraq

Monday, December 19, 2011

At the peak of the war, over 170,000 U.S. troops were on the ground in 500 bases in Iraq. Nearly nine years, $1 trillion, and thousands of Iraqi and American lives later, the final convoy of 500 U.S. soldiers quietly slipped out of the country into Kuwait. It was an unremarkable end to a war that started with a blitz called "Shock and Awe." BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes, who has reported from Iraq for over a decade, filed this report on the end of the Iraq war.

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"It was an unremarkable end to a war that started with a blitz called "Shock and Awe."

Blitz? Some in the media seem to be expressing a petulant disappointment that it didn't end like the Fall of Saigon.
The Iraq War also left behind the hope and change of a chance at a decent government and an example for the Arab Spring which erupted in the wake of the war.

Dec. 19 2011 12:31 PM

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