Last US Troops: Wheels Up in Iraq

It is done. The very last US Troops1 left Iraq a few moments ago, according to reports. And when I say “wheels up” I speak metaphorically, because I think they may have driven over into Kuwait.

1Except the ones that I assume are still there somewhere.


  1. #1 _Arthur
    December 18, 2011

    They leave behind them a Beacon of Democracy in the Middle East…

  2. #2 _Arthur
    December 19, 2011

    Oops, it didn’t last even a week:

    Iraq issues arrest warrant for Sunni VP

    “We are urging all sides to work to resolve differences peacefully and through dialogue in a manner consistent with the rule of law and the democratic political process.” — Jay Carney, White House spokesman

  3. #3 Mike Haubrich
    December 20, 2011

    I would just like to know how many Blackwater/XE/whatever-they-call-themselves-this-week remain. How many contract-laborers/slaves from India and Jordan are there whose passports have been confiscated? How long until the Iraqis elect a Taliban-like government?

    We took a country that was fucked by Saddam and left it even worse off.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    December 20, 2011

    Mike, I’ve been thinking the same exact thing myself.

  5. #5 Joe commenter
    December 20, 2011

    interesting comment by a commenter

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    December 20, 2011

    Joe, it is interesting that you say that.