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August 31, 2010

Will the Last Regiment to Leave Iraq Please Turn ON the Lights

Looking at this photo from the rah-rah AP slideshow of the U.S. (less 50k) leaving Iraq last week, I could help thinking of this cartoon — what with the nationwide coordinated bombing attack that followed.

(caption: U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division race toward the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The soldiers are part of the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces.)

Sac Bee/AP – U.S. exit slideshow

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