Obama ends 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' 

According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is declaring Operation Iraqi Freedom officially over:

The Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq a new name -- "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country this year as troop levels fall, according to a memo from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Since U.S. forces charged across the Kuwaiti border toward Baghdad in 2003, the war has been known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. The new name is scheduled to take effect in September, when U.S. troop levels are supposed to drop to about 50,000.

Tom Maguire wonders:

Ok, so how did Operation Iraqi Freedom end - in victory?  I would like to think so, and I would love to hear them say so.  Maybe someone even has a stray "Mission Accomplished" banner lying about. 

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