Fake “End” to Iraq War Already Wearing Thin

‘With the Obama Administration still reveling in its “victory” in Iraq and media outlets still cheerfully reporting last week’s formal “end” to the Iraq War, another US soldier has been killed in Iraq.The killing is a difficult one to reconcile with the narrative, as the soldier was killed when a rocket was fired at him. He was “on operations” in the Basra Province, but military officials declined to provide further details on exactly what he was doing. But officials had been saying all along that, despite renaming the 52,000-plus US troops “non-combat” troops they would continue to go on missions that involved combat. They just wouldn’t call it combat.’

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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