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julianne
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« on: 08 18, 10, 06:44:03:PM » Reply

U.S. ending combat operations in IraqAfter 7½ years, last convoy of fighting forces leaving country
BREAKING NEWS
 
 
CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait — The last U.S. combat troops were crossing the border into Kuwait on Thursday morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a 7½-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead.
 
 
The final convoy of the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Lewis, Wash., were about to enter Kuwait shortly after 1:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday ET), carrying the last of the 14,000 U.S. combat forces in Iraq, said NBC’s Richard Engel, who has been traveling with the brigade as it moved out this week.
 
 
“We won! We won! It’s over! We brought democracy to Iraq!” a soldier shouted as fellow soldiers celebrated their arrival in Kuwait this week.
 
 
For Staff Sgt. Heon Hong of Guam, the brigade’s departure, which began over the weekend, marked the end of his third tour of duty in Iraq.
 
 
“I’m glad I’m here. I’m glad we’re done with Iraq,” Hong said as his transport arrived this week. Hopefully, I never come back to Iraq.”
 
 
Another soldier, Sgt. Devon Scarey of Deltona, Fla., said simply, “It feels awesome.”
 
 
Brig. Gen. Nick Tooliatos, deputy commanding general for First Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, stood at the border all night saluting each soldier as he or she crossed.
 
 
“I couldn’t have asked for a better honor than to greet some soldiers who have done great work for a year fighting our nation’s war, and to just be here and render honors to them and welcome them and thank them for a job well done,” Tooliatos said.
 
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38744453/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/


NBC & MSNBC have exclusive video.
 
 
Let's get ready to welcome them home.
 
cheryl1118
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« Reply #1 on: 08 18, 10, 06:47:26:PM » Reply

Hi Juli!!
 
great news...I am watching now as I type
 
brings tears to my eyes...this has been a long time coming
Me_Beavis_U
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« Reply #2 on: 08 18, 10, 06:57:09:PM » Reply


What are you going to do about the 50000 left behind for an indefinite period while fighting continues.

What a farce post. You cheer that the enemy know we are leaving ,and can just wait to follow them back here to fight. Hurray for you and you Muslim love.
julianne
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« Reply #3 on: 08 18, 10, 07:01:13:PM » Reply

Beavis, are you even capable of being joyful for those troops who are on their way home and for the relief that their familes must feel?
 
Never mind.....
julianne
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« Reply #4 on: 08 18, 10, 07:04:39:PM » Reply

Cheryl, I'm not sure if you are old enough to remember but seeing this departure of our troops is a far cry from the sights we saw when our troops left Vietnam.
 
 
God Bless our troops and their families.
daw_jr
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« Reply #5 on: 08 18, 10, 07:08:49:PM » Reply

It is a beautiful sight. How anyone cannot rejoice at this is hard to understand.
Me_Beavis_U
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« Reply #6 on: 08 18, 10, 07:10:07:PM » Reply

COWARD, JUST A FRIGGING COWARD Julia. Again you show how ill prepared and dishonest your ILK is.

muslims hang gays, you have no outrage
They stone women and make them wear robes, you have no outrage.

Some one points out that you are a LIAR and you feign outrage, and change the topic. You and that race baiting nigger daw deserve what you get when they blow up your friends and children because of your agenda.
moneill16
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« Reply #7 on: 08 18, 10, 07:12:31:PM » Reply

Why is only msnbc covering it!  This is Great news and no thanks to Bush who started it on lies
daw_jr
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« Reply #8 on: 08 18, 10, 07:23:04:PM » Reply

What did we gain from this war?

If anyone says we got rid of saddam, let me say we could have probably paid a sniper $50 to get him.

It breaks my heart thinking of the families who lost loved ones, those who lost limbs, those who have other permanent physical damage and the thousands who have mental problems now and those who will in the future. And then there is the matter of the trillions of dollars WE paid for. For absolutely NOTHING!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!

I hope those in the gwbush admin, especially cheney and the rest of the the PNAC suffer nightmares, every night for the rest of their lives.
cheryl1118
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« Reply #9 on: 08 18, 10, 07:37:01:PM » Reply

Hi Juli
 
No I don't remember the scenes from Vietnam.  Just hearing Richard Engle interview that young soldier live after he crossed the border, was just too much for me...Being I am a mother of a son...I can only imagine how his mother and family must be feeling seeing their son/loved one finally coming home.
 
Prayerfully I hope the U.S. will never get engaged in something like this ever again
 
WAY TO GO OBAMA!
 
 
daw_jr
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« Reply #10 on: 08 18, 10, 07:46:57:PM » Reply

My Twitter feed says fox isn't even talking about this. Unbelievable!!
julianne
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« Reply #11 on: 08 18, 10, 07:50:24:PM » Reply

Just hearing Richard Engle interview that young soldier live after he crossed the border, was just too much for me...
 
Cheryl, that brought tears to my eyes.
 
Daw, I did a bit of channel surfing during the MSNBC commercials and CNN covered it briefly but Fox is too busy still bitching about the Community Center in NY.
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