Monday, August 23, 2010
Iraq War is "Over" but Stability is Ellusive
While many applaud the withdrawal of "combat troops" from Iraq by the end of this month a sign of success and the possible end to the Iraq war - others point to lingering problems. Al Qaeda terrorist still persist, Sunni factions are still in armed opposition, and the government has not yet been formed even though it is months after the national election. The U.S still has 50,000 troops and over 90,000 civilian contractors in the country. The violence has lessened significantly from the 2006-2007 era but it is still present. Read more in "Hanging by a thread: As Iraq war formally ends this month, country is still struggling for stability", The New York Daily News, August 22, 2010.