US formally ends Iraq war with little fanfare

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December 15, 2011
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"There was no 'Mission Accomplished' banner. No victory parade down the center of this capital scarred and rearranged by nearly nine years of war. No crowds of cheering Iraqis grateful for liberation from Saddam Hussein. Instead, the U.S. military officially declared an end to its mission in Iraq on Thursday with a businesslike closing ceremony behind blast walls in a fortified compound at Baghdad airport." (12/15/11)


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