Last American Troops Leave Iraq
The last American troops rolled out of Iraq at daybreak Sunday. The top commander in Iraq, General Lloyd Austin, is seen here at Camp Adder just before soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division head for Kuwait.
Their exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast U.S. ally.
The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.
And that is where shock and awe comes in. We should be shocked that this was ever allowed to happen, and awed by the cost in both dollars and lives.Click here for reuse options!
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