So, We Are Fully Gone From Iraq

I am very, very happy about this. It took long enough.

The war was started using false claims by the United States, via George W Bush and his henchman Dick Cheney.

The war cost 50,000 dead, at least, including 6041 Americans. There were thousands of civilian dead as well; estimates from Wikipedia are from 100,000 to half a million. Tens of thousands more were injured in one way or the other.

Hundreds of thousands of American families were disrupted due to deployments. The cost to the United States is at least $1T.

All of this to remove one man from power. ONE. There is no justification at all for that.

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2 Responses to “So, We Are Fully Gone From Iraq”

  1. Tom Says:

    You left out the statements by then Secretary of State (former General) Colin Powell. It was his presentation of the evidence at the UN of the incubator trailers along with the claim of a dozen or more of them that moved me from “definitely against” to “well, maybe, but I’m still not convinced.” The left-leaning general was the last person I would have expected to climb on the bandwagon and beat the war drums.

    I should point out, before anyone brings it up, that the media carried claims that the trailers were for the production of hydrogen for weather balloons. Being an artilleryman myself I can tell you that’s crazy. It’s much simpler and cheaper to produce the required quantifies of hydrogen or helium in other ways.

    Now, all we need to do is remove our troops from Afghanistan, Germany, Korea and the myriad of other places they’re still “visiting.” We’re going to need them soon for other things (think Iran, among others).

  2. Bill Hensley Says:

    I left a *lot* of stuff out, but in particular Gen Powell was following orders, based on the BS his boss was shoveling.

    I hope we are out of Afghanistan soon also; we have no reason to be there either.

    I hadn’t really thought about the other places. Now that the Cold War is well and truly past, it makes a lot of sense to bring those people home also. I would think that it might make sense to leave people and bases in Korea in case NK or China start starting something.

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