Sunsetting the Iraq War

by Ryan on October 22, 2011

in Election 2012,History,International Relations,Media Bias,Politics,The Iraq Front

The final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq indicated that we would be leaving on December 31, 2011.  While this agreement was arranged in November 2008 with the outgoing Bush Administration, apparently the Obama Administration just read the memo and took little time to brag about how the final withdrawal of forces in Iraq as well as the take down of Qaddafi are ways his administration has “renewed American leadership in the world“.

I tried not to laugh or throw anything at the TV when I heard Dear Leader’s bombast, especially when I was under the impression that Libya was supposed to be a NATO endeavor and that the Iraqi SOFA was clearly made possible by the Surge which both Obama and Biden opposed.  I guess for all Obama’s Reagan reading last summer, I think he missed this quote:

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”

Just sayin’, Mr. President — election season or not, how about showing a little class from time to time.

Still, it is relieving to finally approach the day when all US troops leave Iraq, book-ending the war from March 20, 2003 to December 31, 2011.  Today, Iraq is a relatively stable, somewhat democratic nation, still mired in strife but better off than many of her neighbors.  We did everything we were asked to do, and did it well.  Our soldiers are the best in the world and showed it every day despite the MSM, Democrat Party establishment, and protesters harping on them and their mission incessantly.  For that, they are truly a notch above the rest of us and we thank them for their service.

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