June 29, 2009

YANKEE, DON’T GO HOME: As U.S. troops move on, Iraqis fear the coming turmoil. “The American drawdown sparks mixed emotions among many Iraqis. On the one hand, they see the move as a further step toward regaining the sovereignty they lost when the U.S. invaded the country in 2003. On the other, they’re not overly confident about the ability — or even the willingness — of the Iraqi army and national police to take over their safety.”