KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait — The U.S. military says the last American troops have left Iraq as the nearly nine-year war ends.
The final convoy rolled across the border into neighboring Kuwait as day broke on Sunday. Soldiers whooped, bumped fists and embraced each other in a burst of joy and relief.
I know, I know. We leave behind a giant
military base “embassy”; Blackwater has just changed its name for a second time in the hopes we’d all lose track of who they really are so they can snatch up some big, fat private security contracts. I know it’s not really “over” — we never leave anywhere, do we? We’re still in Japan and Germany and Korea, for crying out loud. I mean, I guess we don’t have a base in Grenada, do we? So maybe we left one place. Heh.
But technically it’s finally over.