The war in Iraq ended officially Thursday with a flag-lowering ceremony in Baghdad which signed a relief that the American role in the misguided Iraq war is finally over. Chronologically, after a U.S.-led force entered Iraq on March 20, 2003, Iraq was in chaos and President Bush sent in 30,000 additional troops by 2006. By the end of 2007, Iraq started to stabilize, and the move took on an almost mythic status. Until the year which the chaos began, the U.S citizens mourn the nearly 4,500 American troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis who lost their lives.
For weeks now, in the lead-up to the final ceremony, various events have been taking place across the country including the closure of bases, handing over of equipment, the departure of soldiers via planes and armored vehicles. The United States has a major role to play in Iraq as the country encouraged, supported and goaded Iraq’s leaders to make the long-delayed political compromises that are their only hope for building a stable democracy. “I gave the order for the lead elements of the division to cross the border. As fate would have it, I now give the order to case the colors today,” Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said.Read also
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