Iraq is closer to owning their own country again! Hallelujah!

ap_iraq_jubilation_090629_mnToday is the day the Iraqi people take back their towns and cities. The American presence is now out of them. This is a day to be celebrated. Obama promised it, and it’s being done.

“The withdrawal of American troops is completed now from all cities after everything they sacrificed for the sake of security,” said Sadiq al-Rikabi, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “We are now celebrating the restoration of sovereignty.”

“All of us are happy — Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds on this day,” Waleed al-Bahadili said as he celebrated at the park. “The Americans harmed and insulted us too much.”

Whether this is the universal belief in Iraq makes no difference to me: we had no business there in the first place. I wish nothing but the best for the people of Iraq, and hope no more American lives are lost over there.

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8 responses to “Iraq is closer to owning their own country again! Hallelujah!

  1. I too wish the Iraqi people the best — the battle and the country is theirs and they should steer the course.

    The bushco war of choice complicated everything, and didn’t make anything better or safer for anyone anywhere.

    How many million Iraqis are still refugees from their homes, from the country?

  2. G-stir

    Will this be time and place for the main- event?
    I.E. Sunni vs Shite?
    Who will be Saddam 2.0?
    Stay tuned to see George’s plan and your tax dollars at work!!

    (Just a little sarcasm)

  3. lilacluvr

    But the bushco war of choice did do something they set out to do – made a few people very wealthy at the expense of US taxpayers and our soldiers’ welfare and safety.

    That is something I will never forgive or forget the Bushco Republicans for doing.

    I look for Cheney to pop his head of his hole and make some more noise about Obama not making the US safe. But even the last time Cheney did that, his approval numbers went up a little but not by much. I think the majority of Americans know exactly what Cheney was, and still is, about – war profits at all cost.

  4. Me too Jammers. I hope they live in peace. Bring the troops home safe and sound.

  5. Missed you Lilac. Glad to see you’re back.

  6. wicked

    Now let’s leave everyone alone and focus on US.

  7. Thank God! There was a time I thought we’d never see this day.