Today's Washington Post's lead editorial mourns the passing of the US/Iraqi "Strategic Alliance." What rot! There is no such alliance. There never was such an alliance. All else is neocon delusion. The elected Iraqi gocvernment asked us to leave. We are leaving. The war was a stupid mistake, stupidly fought until internal Iraqi forces were harnessed to bring the present Shia dominated Iranian inclined government to power. Brave men and women fought, died and some will live with their mutilations forever. The Washington Post is a miserable rag that serves egregious and foreign interests.
Ironically, the Post did a poll on this today. At 1000 90% of the respondents were in favor of total withdrawal by 1 January, 2012. pl