June 02, 2008
The Age manages to find some good arguments for Australian troops to remain in Iraq:
A flag-lowering ceremony overnight at the Tallil air base, 300 kilometres south of Baghdad, marked the moment Australia handed over its operational role to the Americans...Feel free to forward them to your favourite neo-con.
Not everyone is pleased the Australian troops are leaving.
"We are against … American forces in the area because they are using weapons while the Australians didn't do anything harmful against the people all the time they were in the province," said teacher Hassan Mohsin, 32.
"I think the return of the Americans to the city will cause many problems. They will make many arrests," said shopkeeper Abdullah Muzhir.