It’s a wonderful day to be an Iraqi, according to a Reuters article released today:
Iraq regained full control of its towns and cities on Tuesday, declaring the day a national holiday for Iraqis to celebrate the withdrawal of U.S. troops, six years after invading to topple Saddam Hussein.
In honor of US Troops leaving, today has been named “National Sovereignty Day.” But there is a small catch:
By midnight on Tuesday, all U.S. combat units must have left Iraq’s urban centers and redeployed to rural bases, according to a bilateral security pact that requires all U.S. troops except for trainers and advisers to leave Iraq by the end of 2011.
Looks like the United State wont be leaving completely yet. All in good time.
Times Online also covered the story here.Published in