Iraq celebrates Independence Day

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqis welcomed the Tuesday deadline for American troops to leave their towns and cities with a street festival in Baghdad, though fears of renewed violence tempered celebrations of what their government called "National Sovereignty Day."

    The U.S. military has been gradually pulling its combat troops out of Iraq's population centers for months.
    Newscasters on the state television network Al-Iraqiya draped Iraqi flags around their necks as an onscreen clock counted down to midnight Monday. Earlier Monday evening, hundreds of people danced and sang in a central Baghdad park to mark the U.S. pullout.

    "I feel the same way as any Iraqi feels -- I will feel my freedom and liberation when I don't see an American stopping an Iraqi on the street," said Baghdad resident Awatef Jwad.

    Historic moment in Iraq marked with street festival - CNN.com
     
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    yes, all actions put in place under the Bush Administration
     
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    Yes, they are celebrating the beginning of the end of Bush's occupation.
     
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    no, they are celebrating the fact that they are free because of the actions BUsh took


    keep proving you are too fucking stupid to debate
     
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    I agree Dive. Looking back several years ago with Sadaam still in charge, the Iraqis were under the oppressive government of a dictator. Today, they are basically a democratic nation thanks to the United States and the UK. Yes, there are still suicide and car bombings in Baghdad, but I see those recent bombings as a test to see just how strong the new government and military/police force is today. We are going to pull out of Iraq soon, and I see that as a good thing. They need to take charge of their own country.
     
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    no, we are not pulling out
    there will be a standing force there for some time to come
     
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    fixed that for you

    tool
     
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    Will Iraq return the favor and rescue us from the oppressive dictator Obama ? .....:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Fireworks, not bombings, colored the Baghdad skyline late Monday, and thousands attended a party in a park where singers performed patriotic songs. Loudspeakers at police stations and military checkpoints played recordings of similar tunes throughout the day, as Iraqi military vehicles decorated with flowers and national flags patrolled the capital.

    "All of us are happy - Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds on this day," Waleed al-Bahadili said as he celebrated at the park. "The Americans harmed and insulted us too much."

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    The Obama effect .........:lol::lol::lol:
     

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