MSNBC is showing video of US troops leaving Iraq, heading for the Kuwait border. The Army’s 4th Stryker Bridage Combat Team is escorting the last 14,000 combat troops out of Iraq. It’s a good step, in my opinion, but the US government is still leaving behind 50,000 “advisors” which is disconcertingly reminiscent of the Viet Nam exit strategy. If they are truly used for training and support, all the better, but this shameful chapter of US history is long from closed, and won’t be until all our our folks are home.
I’m not ready to start tossing babies in the air and slapping high-fives, but, this is a solid step.
Good for us.