Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Iraq War Is Officially Over!

After 8 years, 9 months, 4484 American Military Casualties and 33186 American troops wounded the Iraq War is over.

The last convoy of American troops drove into Kuwait on Sunday signaling the end of the nearly nine-year war in Iraq.

The crossover into Kuwait brought a close to a final troop withdrawal drawn out over weeks of ceremonies in and around Iraq

As usual the Republicans and the attack dogs at Fox News have slammed President Obama mercilessly over the withdrawal. I guess they have conveniently forgotten that it was their man, George W. Bush who put this timeline for troop withdrawal in place.

Newt Gingrich told CBS "People do not understand what much the Iranians have penetrated Iraq, and that the vacuum we've created will lead to..."

Mitt Romney warned on "Fox News Sunday: "I think we're going to find that this president, by not putting in place a status-of-forces agreement with the Iraqi leadership, has pulled our troops out in a precipitous way..."

Rick Perry said on "Fox News Sunday: “The idea that a commander in chief would stand up and signal to the enemy a date certain of which we’re going to pull our troops out is irresponsible,”.

Michelle Bachmann On Face the Nation said: "We are there as the nation that liberated these people. And that's the thanks that the United States is getting after 4,400 lives were expended and over $800 billion? And so on the way out, we're being kicked out of the country? I think this is absolutely outrageous...." She even demanded that Iraq "reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money that we have spent to liberate these people."

Ron Paul (who is obviously a lunatic) said in an editorial: "While I applaud the spirit of this announcement – since all our troops should come home from overseas".

Rick Santorum probably said something derogatory but nobody cared....

Apparently for all Republicans (except for Ron Paul) the 9 year occupation/war of Iraq just hasn't been long enough. Perhaps if the one of the GOP candidates win the presidency they can send all the troops back.

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