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June 29th, 2009
06:32 AM ET

Iraqi Troops Ready to Secure Major Cities

Despite some high-profile bombings in recent days, Iraq's security forces are ready to take over for U.S. forces this week to stabilize the nation's major cities, the U.S. commander in Iraq told CNN on Sunday.

CNN'S Michael Ware, reporting from Iraq, tells us what that means for the 130,000 troops there and how the Iraqis feel about it.

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  1. bijan hakimian

    I think ,u.s. investigators should looking at Maddoff's investment
    and donation in Isreal. He should be force to labor camp for next 10
    year.He may decide to talk then cover up.

    June 29, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  2. Larry

    From the polls I heard 80% of the Iraqi people never wanted us over there, even when we were liberating them from Hussein. I never understood that.

    Seems their problems are deeply rooted in a religion and a mind set that maybe westerners can't understand.

    June 29, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  3. sseed13

    Its great news that we are getting out of Iraq! Welcome Home troops! We are so thankful for your service.

    June 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  4. Cheryl

    It is wonderful to know our Troops are finally getting out of there. Welcome Home and Be Careful. Thanks.

    June 30, 2009 at 12:28 am |
  5. LTC (ret) Patrick E. Walker

    I am a retired Army officer and Vietnam veteran. Frankly, I have been disappointed recently with the turn toward sensationlism and popular hype in CNN's news coverage – especially concerning Iraq and the Middle East. However, I must pass along sincere kudos to Arwa Damon for her wonderful and thoughtful comments to Tony just now regarding our troop pullout. She is a breath of fresh air for her unbiased and comprehensive articulation of the issues involved. This is what news reporting should be all the time!

    June 30, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  6. Bob Bloor

    I am just gretting sick of hear about Michael Jackson. To me he was nothing but a Pervert. I can't seem to see why the rest of the public can't see that. I just turn the channel or turn the TV off when his name is brought up. The same thing goes with Obama. Obama hasn't got a clue on how to run this country. I think his mission is the run this country into the ground.

    July 1, 2009 at 8:49 am |

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