Iraq troop drawdown, what troop drawdown?
It was about a week ago the corporate media, with much sickening fanfare, announced the “official” end to the occupation of Iraq.
‘The last American combat troops left Iraq today, seven-and-a-half years after the US-led invasion, and two weeks ahead of President Barack Obama’s 31 August deadline for withdrawal from the country,” the Guardian reported on August 19.
“U.S. military officials are hustling to reduce the number of troops in Iraq to 50,000 to meet President Obama’s Aug. 31 deadline for an end to U.S. combat operations,” reported Fox News the same day.