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US Combat Operations Continue In Iraq

The end of August brought an end to combat operations in Iraq, said President Obama. So why is it, then, that American soldiers took part in a three-hour gun battle in Iraq today?

Under what definition of combat does the firing of guns by soldiers, with the intent to kill an enemy that is also firing guns, not count as combat?

The war is over. The war goes on.

2 thoughts on “US Combat Operations Continue In Iraq”

  1. Tom says:

    Oh no, see – that “skirmish” is a JOINT operation where our troops are helping the Iraqi trainees battle the insurgency (never mind that WE’RE the invaders and occupiers here), and thereby merely defending themselves against aggression.

    It’s all semantics now.

  2. Tom says:

    a little more on the actual occurance:

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