So whilst Blair is hawking his tome of self-congratulation and nauseating coitus overshare, US and UK media are painting a golden hue around the supposed US pull out of military invasion in Iraq. I say supposed because according to New Statesmen:
"They have not left. At least 50,000 troops will continue to operate from 94 bases. American air assaults are unchanged, as are special forces' assassinations. The number of "military contractors" is 100,000 and rising. Most Iraqi oil is now under direct foreign control"
Rest of the need-to-read article here.