Skip to comments.End in sight, U.S. veterans ponder pain of Iraq war
Posted on 10/21/2011 4:56:46 PM PDT by mdittmar
(Reuters) - They remembered friends who died and brave Iraqis they had met, but news on Friday that the Iraq war was ending couldn't erase questions among U.S. veterans about whether it has all been worth it.
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Since obama has been president... I have heard many ex-Military state that they feel that it was all for nothing. Not because Bush lied... but because obama surrendered to the enemy through his failure of leadership.
It would be foolish to believe that Bush fought one war in Iraq. The current battle was against foreigners who came to wage jihad in Iraq. Saddam had been deposed and for the majority of the years, our troops have been fighting together WITH Iraqis.
And this war has been waging since the 1990s when Saddam broke the peace agreement by attempting to seek forbidden weapons. He broke the peace. Those who claim this took Bush longer than it took to win WWII must have thought everything was sugar cookies before we were attacked at Pearl Harbor. I’d also like to know if they would’ve supported the dropping of 2 nukes to END the war sooner as Truman did.
“but because obama surrendered to the enemy through his failure of leadership.”
When is Obama going to push through the 3-state solution in Iraq? Biden said the surge would never work, that it would have to be a 3-state solution.
The MSM thinki.. er, feeeeeeeeeeeling process vis-a-vis the Iraq War.
Was Bush involved?
<> -- yes: No it was not worth it.
Yes it was worth it.
The Iraq War is not “ending”. We’re just not going to participate in it anymore.
Wars end when one side or the other is completely exhausted and gives up in defeat. I do not perceive that that has happened in Iraq, so that war will go on, until Iran wins.
Has Iraq paid us for all the military efforts and lives like Bush told us they would?
In a year’s time when the next Saddam Hussein inherits a well-trained and equipped military and police force, a rebuilt and modernized infrastructure, many will question the worth of the conflict.
We should have gone in, gotten rid of Saddam (and his regime) and bailed. JMHO
Watch out for the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to take control.
This is a mad scramble by The Messiah, to appease his peacenik base, and with the weakening of the Military by the appeal to faggots and dykes, true warriors are leaving in droves, as are the Veteran Commanders. Couple this with that phoney, Un-Constitutional "SUPER CONGRESS" committee not reaching agreement on the 1.4 Trillion in cuts, the automatic Defense Department and Military budget cutting will kick in (as planned all along, to further gut our defenses against the towel-heads, by the Towelhead-in-Chief we have now).
God save what's left of this once-great Nation.....
All for an election year boost and a knotch in his belt for the debate, not for the troops thier families and America. Zero cuts and runs!
Iraq will be taken over by Jihadi before Obama leaves office
I really truly hope the men and women who leave the military say this LOUD AND CLEAR to everyone. The analysis you provide is accurate--Hussein should be forever disdained for his surrender to the terrorists and his abandonment of the people who yearn for freedom in Iraq.
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When our troops pull out of Iraq, the MSM will not cover any negative story which would reflect poorly on Obama. Even if Iran and Turkey invade to fill the power void and Iraq goes into perpetual civil war and a humanitarian crisis.
Many in the military have long been feeling it was for nothing. There is nothing free about an Islamic nation. I don’t care how you try to spin it. When Islam rules, it ain’t even closely related to freedom. The new Iraq is guided by Islam. So was Saddam’s reign guided by Islam. Nothing changed except who is in charge. And from the looks of things, they ain’t doing so well. SSDD...
SSDD is right on.
We aree out a trillion or two, lost a lot of brothers, runied mnany more.
What a waste - from the get go. Muzzies cannot and do not want to understand freedom....
I’m happy that are brave hero’s are coming hime at last, it is much better to have them home than to have them die for something that this administration cares less about. The only sad part is if were not for an election coming next year mac daddy would care less, it’s all about HIM, HIM, HIM.
The only outcome I observe is that the US funded and built numerous military bases in the region, which will now come under the power and authority of antiChristian Islamic warlords who have won favor with Obama and Hillary. Concurrently, a hidden campaign to remove all former political leaders out of power in the Islamic nations is approaching completion. It’s an unopposed 10-20 yr campaign to form a new world order based upon Marxist, Progressive, Socialist, Islamic fascism. The politics is confused, except they know one thing,,....anything Christian just can’t be allowable. Go figure.
They will be a provence of iran before long... Bush should have just bought hussein... he was for sale.
“not because Bush lied... but because obama surrendered to the enemy through his failure of leadership.”
Sorry bot. You and your friends must have forgotten that it was DUBYA who signed the SOFA agreement which MANDATED we leave that hellhole December 31st 2012.
If you and they have complaints, take them up with that failure of a President.