Below is a letter from one commander in Iraq. This just goes to show how much we are pulling out of the city area of Iraq and have turned it over to the Iraqi's. But you dont hear that in the news!
These are the final newsletter comments that I will send while deployed with our Marines and Sailors to Iraq,
and what a deployment it has been! From Habbaniyah, Saqlawiyah, and Lake Thar Thar, to Rawah and Anah and Rutbah, to the Sahl Sinjar Airfield and the expansive western Ninewa Province, this battalion has covered an extraordinary amount of ground over the past months and our Marines and Sailors have approached every mission, assignment, and operating area with resolve, dedication and spirit. I have been consistently impressed with everything – absolutely everything – they have done for this battalion and for our mission in Iraq. Our success rests on the sturdy shoulders of the hundreds of Marines and Sailors throughout this great battalion – and they have never failed.