US Marine Corps Wraps Up Mission in Iraq Today… Victorious!
Bush freed a nation and we step out, heads held high, with a thankful people now in charge. We managed this fighting three groups that wanted to see us lose, that cheered when soldiers died, that did everything they could to stop us and make sure these proud Iraq’s suffered under an evil regime: The insurgency, AQ, and the Democrats.
Thankfully, our military won despite all three of these groups. You make us proud!
Thank you, US Marines.
Thank you, US military.
Thank you, George W. Bush.
In this March 1, 2008 file photo, Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Force – Iraq, talks with a group of Iraqi boys at the Al Zawra Stadium in the Karkh District of west Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. (MNF-Iraq)
The US Marine Corps finished their work in Iraq on Saturday… victorious.
FOX News reported:
The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan.
In Baghdad, meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden held talks with Iraqi leaders amid growing tensions over plans to ban election candidates because of suspected links to Saddam Hussein’s regime.
The White House worries the bans could raise questions over the fairness of the March 7 parliamentary elections, which are seen as an important step in the American pullout timetable and breaking political stalemates over key issues such as dividing Iraq’s oil revenue.
The Marines formally handed over control of Sunni-dominated Anbar, Iraq’s largest province, to the Army during a ceremony at a base in Ramadi — where some of the fiercest fighting of the war took place.