Al-Qaeda affiliates have retaken the city. What would my fallen comrades think of that?
A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left
It’s just about a week since President Obama announced that he had met his pledge to begin the American pullout from Iraq. It wasn’t exactly, as many commentators have observed, that he had announced his “mission accomplished!" But he did say that he would begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, and it has begun.