Non-end of Iraq War. ‘This is not a withdrawal, this is an act on a stage’

Another man, Mundhar Kamel, 65, said the departure changed little. “This move is them exiting from one door and entering from another. In the embassy they still have 15,000 people and there is talk about 3,000 more [military] trainers. This is not a withdrawal, this is an act on a stage.


  1. Charlie Pierce is (as always)worth reading–his post on this is titled “The Unpaid Bills of the Iraq War

    “On Wednesday, the president said that the Iraq War belongs to history. This, of course, is true. So, for that matter, does whatever he had for breakfast that morning. But history is not just all the stuff that happened in the past. It’s why all that stuff happened in the past. It’s who made all that stuff happen in the past. Until that accounting takes place, the war does not belong to history.”

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