Monday, June 29, 2009

Iraq celebrates "National Sovereignty Day" as deadline passes

In a wordless video, CNN shows Iraqis celebrating as the deadline for US pullout from most towns and cities passes.

June 30 will be called “National Sovereignty Day” for Iraq. It sounds like a kind of personal emancipation.

I recall being at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis on March 19, 2003 for a film party as the beginnings of shock and awe came across the cable hookup on the stage. I remember watching Saddam Hussein’s statue fall live in April 2003 from my apartment in Minneapolis.

The main CNN news story today mentions a street festival, here.

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