We’re out – Iraq
We’re out – Iraq is a war that should not have been
At least, it should not have happened under false pretext and with Americans bearing most of the burden.
Haunted is the way that I feel, just like the end of the Vietnam conflict. We gained little or no return on the cost of war.
Today, the Washington Post gives treatment to the exit in a pictorial essay:
“The American war in Iraq is over. The last U.S. soldier will be home by Christmas, and for the first time in a decade, no American service member is preparing for deployment in Mesopotamia.
As America leaves the Iraq war, what has the war left America?
There are the images.
Where Vietnam gave us the Huey helicopter landing among rotor-washed palms, Iraq’s icon is the Humvee rumbling through a dun-colored landscape of desert. The arc of the American experience in Iraq can be told through the collage from hope to barbarity, from swaggering invasion to quiet departure.”