Monday, September 06, 2010
BAGHDAD — Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq's ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the center of Baghdad on Sunday. The fighting killed 12 people and wounded dozens.(link)
Don't you hate it, just hate it, when you go and declare an end to combat operations, and nobody tells the enemy? Now, I'm sure it reminds some of you of this:
Except, in this photo, the President was A) Declaring an end to MAJOR combat operations--those requiring multiple divisions; and B) the banner was noting the end of the carrier's mission in the Persian gulf, not US forces in Iraq. The rabid lefties with BDS just spun it that way, in between bouts of tongue-punching dogs' fart-boxes.
The President, however, declared an end to combat operations in Iraq--lulling people into believing he had ended (not necessarily won) the Iraq War. No US Troops were injured or killed in the attack.