The American people have finally had enough of the Iraq War. Our initial invasion, to rid the country of weapons of mass destruction, throw Saddam out of power, and restore democracy….has only succeeded in allowing it to become a blood soaked field of civil war, brutal carnage, suicide bombers and Shiite/Sunni revenge.
In truth, the best policy for dealing with Iraq, was the one we had before 2003, when we “boxed” Saddam in and carefully monitored his aggression while keeping his dictatorship confined to his own nation. He was a power that helped keep Iran in check, and indeed, now that he is gone, the Persian lunatics are on the march to dominate the region and spread their revolution to every Shiite across the Middle East.
Bush’s reaction to calls for a firm withdrawl date are laughable. It was he who contrived a reason to invade and begin a war, against a nation that never attacked us, in the first place! He took the tragedy of 9/11 and inflated it into a fear of a nuclear attack from Iraq. Yet ignoring the Saudi Arabian theocracy whose oil revenues finance Jihad around the world. He sent our troops into battle without enough men, weapons or protection. He let his elder daddy figures, Cheney and Rumsfeld, devise a losing strategy that has killed 500,000 Iraqis. Bush’s legacy lives in the injustice and torture at Abu Gharib prison, Guantanamo Bay, spying on Americans, enemy combatants, a 3 trillion dollar deficit, loss of American prestige around the world, and the deaths of over 3,000 American soldiers in Iraq. All so a country like Iraq can self-destruct and take the USA down the drain with it.
Congressional Democrats are late to the game, but better late than never. Get us out of Iraq, because we can win more by leaving than staying.