Answer: When it is not the end of the war.
I am absolutely, utterly, totally and completely floored to learn that otherwise intelligent people actually believe that the US occupation of Iraq is over.
The US has been lying about this war since a year before the invasion. They have been lying, deceiving, bullshitting, spinning, inventing, embellishing, covering-up - what else you got? go get a thesaurus - from day one. Why would they suddenly start telling the truth now?
After this so-called withdrawal, more than 50,000 US troops will remain in Iraq, and that number again in private mercenaries, funded by US taxpayers, will be there, too.
People, you can't seriously believe this constitutes the end of the war, can you?
And why would the US pull out? Has an unlimited cache of oil just been found on the moon?
"We have always been at war with Eastasia."