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December 18th, 2011:


Gritchik rox royally sometimes…



The US says bye-bye to Iraq…

… and it’s about time…

The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighbouring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief.

Their exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast U.S. ally.

The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.

I have never been in support of this war and am glad that no more American lives will be lost because of the decision made by that moron named Dubya.

BUT, I will say this: the decision to pull out does vindicate to a degree those who said that the US was NOT in Iraq for the oil or for some ilk of empire building. Maybe under Bush, this was a motive, but I really think that since Obama was elected that they have been there for the right reasons – to help the Iraqi people.

Oh, and they also figured out that this war was unwinnable.