Pick of the day: On the eve of war in Iraq
So now the war in Iraq is over--or at least "combat operations" have ended. Goodbye, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hello, Operation New Dawn. In his Oval Office speech last night, President Obama said "It's time to turn the page." Well, before we do that, let's flip to the front of the book, to the first chapter, and remember the beginning of the war. No one captured it better than Rick Atkinson, the Washington Post journalist and historian who was embedded with the 101st Airborne on the eve of the war. He captured the mood perfectly in a story from what seems like a long time ago. (So long ago, in fact, that I couldn't find it on washingtonpost.com.)
| September 1, 2010; 9:35 AM ET
Categories: Story Picks | Tags: operation new dawn, rick atkinson
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