Friday, September 24, 2010

How can you tell a politician is lying? If his lips are moving, it's a lie.

U.S. troops fight on despite "end to combat" in Iraq

Reuters – A U.S. soldier performs a radio check during a patrol in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad September …

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Since President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations in Iraq, U.S. troops have waged a gun battle with a suicide squad in Baghdad, dropped bombs on armed militants in Baquba and assisted Iraqi soldiers in a raid in Falluja.

Obama's announcement on August 31 has not meant the end of fighting for some of the 50,000 U.S. military personnel remaining in Iraq 7-1/2 years after the invasion that removed Saddam Hussein.

"Our rules of engagement have not changed. Iraq does remain from time to time a dangerous place, so when our soldiers are attacked they will return fire," said Brigadier General Jeffrey Buchanan, a U.S. military spokesman.

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