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    Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    (CNN) -- Early Sunday, as the sun ascended to the winter sky, the very last American convoy made its way down the main highway that connects Iraq and Kuwait.The military called it its final "tactical road march." A series of 110 heavily armored, hulking trucks and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles carrying about 500 soldiers streamed slowly but steadily out of the combat zone.A few minutes before 8 a.m., the metal gate behind the last MRAP closed. With it came to an end a deadly and divisive war that lasted almost nine years, its enormous cost calculated in blood and billions.Some rushed to touch the gate, forever a symbol now of an emotional, landmark day. Some cheered with the Army's ultimate expression of affirmation: "Hooah!""It's hard to put words to it right now," said Lt. Col. Jack Vantress."It's a feeling of elation," he said, "to see what we've accomplished in the last eight-and-a-half years and then to be part of the last movement out of Iraq."
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    RTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now get the F out of Afghanistan!

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    re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    And Iran won.. congrats!
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    re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    RTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now get the F out of Afghanistan!
    They're only going to Kuwait.

    Except for those coming home to the U.S. Which means that they're going to be coming home to unemployment.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And Iran won.. congrats!
    I'd agree with this. They indeed did. I think that happened years ago though.

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    re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'd agree with this. They indeed did. I think that happened years ago though.
    Yep happened the day Bush ordered the attack on Iraq.
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    re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yep happened the day Bush ordered the attack on Iraq.
    Careful now. Perry worshiped Bubya.

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    Re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    We've left - but that doesn't mean the violence in Iraq has ended so I think 'deadly Iraq war ended' sentiment is misleading.

    We're also not 100% gone, either.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    We've left - but that doesn't mean the violence in Iraq has ended so I think 'deadly Iraq war ended' sentiment is misleading.

    We're also not 100% gone, either.
    Well hope you guys built a better secured embassy with more helicopter pads for evac this time around... suspect you might need them sooner or later.
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    Re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    We've left - but that doesn't mean the violence in Iraq has ended so I think 'deadly Iraq war ended' sentiment is misleading.

    We're also not 100% gone, either.
    No we are not gone, Bush built the largest most expensive US embassy in the world in Bagdad. It is quite the target, I wonder how long it will last?

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    Re: Deadly Iraq war ends with exit of last U.S. troops [edited]

    i believe we're looking at the beginning of the next version of Iran..
    the difference being, theyll have US weaponry and have best knowledge of US tactics and effectivity.(is this sounding familiar?)

    cant say im comforted by another international surrogate entity to prop up with US assets.

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