Archive for March, 2009
Iraq today marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein’s Baath regime, but the country’s future remains uncertain, with serious questions over whether Iraqi forces will manage to successfully take over security from withdrawing U.S. troops.
With U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to pullout, an end to a costly war is now in sight. The war-torn country has experienced a dramatic decline in the death toll since early 2008, raising hopes for a more secure Iraq. At the same time, continuing insurgent attacks, a brewing sectarian conflict and unstable governance reveal the risks awaiting the country. Read the rest of this entry »