As much as I hate to distract everyone from their Michael Jackson autopsy updates (anyone else smell a backlash a’brewing?) another little piece of news is about to unfold: the end of that little war in Iraq. While we’ve still got a long haul ahead, today’s preliminary pull-out of American troops from Iraqi cities went surprisingly well. While some expected violence occurred, the all-out civil war many are betting on has NOT happened.
Which leads me to wonder… why aren’t Americans celebrating? I don’t expect anything on the scale of last week’s pride parade, but come on kids, shouldn’t we spend a little time singing in the streets? After the jump, a reminder of how we we felt about Iraq before the recession, when a withdraw was all we really wanted.