Thursday, June 28, 2012

On June 28

On this day in ...
... 2004, through its appointed Coalition Provisional Authority administrator, Paul Bremer, the United States transferred Iraqi sovereignty back to the people of Iraq.  The BBC reported that the Baghdad ceremony was "low-key," and had been advanced a couple days "in an attempt to prevent the occasion being marked by bloodshed." The final convoy of U.S. troops would not leave the country until the end of December 2011. (credit for image of Iraqi flag in effect 2004-2008)

(Prior June 28 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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