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Don’t Hold Your Breath, Iraqi Liberators

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Kuwait's liberation medal

Over at Stars and Stripes, “Rumor Doctor” Jeff Schogol is wondering if the Baghdad government is ever going to get around to awarding U.S. troops medals for their role in ousting Saddam Hussein from power. After all, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia honored American troops with such decorations after they kicked Saddam out of Kuwait back in 1991.

Schogol concludes there’s not likely to be any Baghdad beribboning:

THE RUMOR DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS: The Iraqi government seems to be showing little affection for U.S. troops. That’s OK because most — if not all — U.S. troops will be seeing Iraq in the rearview mirror soon. Leaving Iraq is definitely an award unto itself.

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