Biden and Iraqi PM to Announce End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq

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President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce an agreement to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year.

The Associated Press was able to confirm the news after speaking to a White House official who said that the plan “to shift the American military mission, whose stated purpose is to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State group, to a strictly advisory and training role by year’s end — with no U.S. troops in a combat role — will be spelled out in a broader communique to be issued by the two leaders following their White House meeting on Monday afternoon.” read more

Paul Krugman Is Right The Iraq War Was A Bush Crime

Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company's crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers, it may inform Americans of the intent of Republicans defending the invasion and occupation.