FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
We are finishing up the handover of security for Iraqi cities to the Iraqi government.
(Via AoSHQ) It has been declared a holiday, and for good reason. They’re getting their country… well, ‘back’ is the wrong word; under the Baathists it was never really ‘theirs’ to begin with. But they do take responsibility for their cities and towns now.
Iraqis are staging a national celebration to mark the impending June 30th withdrawal of U.S. troops from most cities, towns and villages. Celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, include music, dance and poetry.
I think that this is a nicely iconic image:
Crossposted to Moe Lane.