Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Combat Mission in Iraq

Much is being made of the idea that the "Combat Mission" has ended in Iraq, and that a mere 50,000 "non-combat" troops remain in that country to "advise" the Iraqis. What is not being reported is that the day after that "last combat brigade" left Iraq, an American soldier was killed by rocket fire in Basra. Basra, in case you don't know it, is in Iraq, and rockets, for the uninitiated, are a mode of combat.

We do not have any "non-combat" troops. That is merely relabeling for domestic consumption. In addition to the rocket attack in Basra, the Green Zone in Baghdad has been under almost continuous mortar and rocket attack. If you think that we are not still at war in two foreign nations, think again.

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