Thursday, September 07, 2006

Iraq Takes Command

Iraq took total control over its military today:

Iraq formally took over command of its armed forces from the U.S.-led coalition Thursday, a milestone American officials have hailed as crucial to the country's difficult road to independence and eventual withdrawal of foreign troops.

"This is such a huge, significant event that's about to occur," U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said Wednesday of the handover. "If you go back and you map out significant events that have occurred in this government's formation in taking control of the country, tomorrow is gigantic."
Note the use of the call-and-response propaganda technique (discussed here) employed heavily throughout the article.