Transcript for Military Base Transferred to Iraqis
US military transferred its sprawling headquarters camp victory. To the Iraqis ABC's Martha Raddatz has been to Iraq twenty times -- spent more than a hundred nights at camp victory. So we asked her to tell us more about the space of what this transfer means. From the day US forces fought their way to take control of Saddam Hussein's massive -- conflict. Optimistically named it camp victory it has been the heart of American military power in Iraq. It was where Saddam Hussein would be imprisoned. What president would visit and generals would ask the -- at the height of the war more than 70000. Troops and contractors were at camp victory. And incongruous place for warriors to -- out this long war field with garish furniture and huge chandeliers. But camp victory a thwarted a place for a little humor and relaxation. Even fishing in Saddam's late stocked with hundreds of carp. For me it was where I would often returned after violent days on the front lines in where we would broadcast those events each day. It. Is where I attended Easter service -- in 2005. And then flew home -- a cargo jet with four flag draped coffins sacred space for young soldiers on their final journey. No one even nine years later is yet declaring victory here but what a long way we have com. I'm Martha Raddatz ABC news.
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