It’s hard to believe that this little farce was played out three years ago.
Three years ago today, the U.S. officially transfered sovereignty to Iraq in a “secretive ceremony” that was moved up two days “to thwart insurgents’ attempts at undermining the transfer.”
Bush was passed a note from National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice that put it this way: “Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign.”
Bush wrote “Let freedom reign!” on the note and passed it back...
As the story notes, 858 U.S. soldiers had been killed in Iraq at that point. As of today, the number is 3,570.