AP: Iraq Not Quite Over

Via Ben Smith, this in a memo from the AP’s Standards Editor:

Unless there is balancing language, our content should not refer to the end of combat in Iraq, or the end of U.S. military involvement. Nor should it say flat-out (since we can’t predict the future) that the United States is at the end of its military role.

Yep. As IAVA’s Paul Rieckhoff put it on Twitter the other day:

Soooo…repelling a suicide bombing attack sure sounds like combat operations to meĀ http://tinyurl.com/247vaxw #Iraq #NonCombatMyAss #CNN