2009 will be a year of major change in Iraq


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Feb 2, 2008
I think that in years to come while the original justification to go into Iraq will continue to be debated, the appointment of General Petraeus and the adoption of the "surge" will be recognized as the key elements to finally achieving success in the Iraq war. Now hopefully we can start to bring some resolution to Afghanistan and show some significant progress there this year.

2009 will be a year of major change in Iraq
Regional elections, U.S. drawdown and shifting military role among uncertainties
BAGHDAD — The U.S. military will take its first steps toward ending its combat role in Iraq in 2009, after a sharp drop in violence this year — and Iraqi voters will choose leaders in elections that could provide a key clue to whether the security gains will endure...
Finally, it's all coming to an end. I don't know why they keep debating the start...what's done is done, all we can do now is do our best with what we have.

I still remember the day war was declared...
Me 2, sweet f-117. Watched the news and the bombings that night