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Iraq won't miss us much . . .

Posted at 5:43 PM on July 2, 2009 by Sanden Totten

On Tuesday, Iraqis said goodbye to what I'm sure many of them felt was an overstayed house guest - the U.S. Army.

Iraqis on parade.
Photo by Qassem Zeina AFP/Getty Images
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U.S. forces pulled out of the cities and handed control to Iraqis. There was much celebration. In fact, Prime Minister Nuri Al-Malaki made the day an official holiday called National Sovereignty Day. But there's a lot of big changes happening in Iraq besides the withdrawal of troops.

To get an update for our latest podcast, In The Loop called Roman Zagros, editor-in-chief of Metro, a daily magazine covering elections in Iraq.

He described the celebrations, gave us a primer on the politics in Kurdistan and told us what Michael Jackson meant to Iraq.

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