The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq this morning, crossing into Kuwait and ending the American withdrawal nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

The military intervention began in March 2003 with missiles striking Baghdad and closes with Iraq a fragile democracy still facing insurgents and sectarian tensions. ~ RTE News

I remember sitting having lunch in high school in Singapore when the invasion was announced. Little did we know.

US soldiers may be leaving, but in their place are investment bankers and a whopping 15,000 embassy staff. Make no mistake, the occupation isn't over.