Iraqis cheer -- and fear -- U.S. pullout from cities

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Tuesday marked the deadline for American troops to pull out of Iraq's towns and cities -- a long-anticipated date that has been met by street festivals in Baghdad.





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pensacola niceman

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I am right here in the middle of it. There were shitloads of convoys coming in to Camp Victory (from Baghdad) today.
 

highway80west

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CNN.com said:
Tuesday marked the deadline for American troops to pull out of Iraq's towns and cities -- a long-anticipated date that has been met by street festivals in Baghdad.





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I know why they fear - terrorist activity, trying to undermine the government security of the country. And interference from other countries like Iran.
 

pensacola niceman

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waitingtables said:
How's it going?
I can't say from the IZ. I just know route Irish from Baghdad to Camp Victory was full of military convoys today. I supposed to go to the IZ in a few days. I will give you all a full report then.
 

onthefence

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Don't forget your bullet proof vest! Hate to point out the obvious but.... Stay safe.
 

pensacola niceman

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onthefence said:
Don't forget your bullet proof vest! Hate to point out the obvious but.... Stay safe.
It's about a 12 kilometer drive from where I'm at to our headquarters in the IZ. We don't use armed security anymore, so I will be driving a regular pick-up truck there in a few days. Pounds won't do any good if you happen upon a IED anyway. We are truly "manly men."
 
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It's about a 12 kilometer drive from where I'm at to our headquarters in the IZ. We don't use armed security anymore, so I will be driving a regular pick-up truck there in a few days. Pounds won't do any good if you happen upon a IED anyway. We are truly "manly men."
Yea, that's why you guys get the big bucks, right?



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