Pack those bags for Baghdad


U.S. airmen will likely be training their Iraqi counterparts for years. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole)

Were you hoping to say good-bye for good to Joint Base Balad? And BIAP? And Taji? And all those other areas across Iraq that U.S. troops are supposed to leave by the end of the year?

It’s becoming apparent American troops will remain in Iraq in 2012 and beyond — but the Iraqis aren’t exactly making the planning easy.

The Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. told an extension “has been largely agreed upon.”

“You’ll see it when you see it,” Samir Sumaida’ie said. “Americans want everything now or yesterday. We don’t do it like this. We do it in our own sweet time.”

So don’t throw away those extra ABS-Gs quite yet.


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