Saturday, June 10th, 2017


Looking Back — Part 8, Troops Begin to Withdraw

The year of 2009 began with the U.S. handing over Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace to the Iraqi government along with control of the Green Zone (a ten kilometer square area of central Baghdad where the Coalition Provisional Authority resided, the temporary government set up by the coalition) on January 1. This was an important symbol to the Iraqi people and the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, proposed that January 1 should be remembered as “Sovereignty Day” to remember what happened. On January 31, provincial elections were held to elect provincialRead More