Everything that American troops have done in Iraq, all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training and the partnering — all of it has led to this moment of success. Now, Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many challenges ahead. But we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self‐reliant Iraq.
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.
In case there’s any doubt — he means President Obama, not the president who launched the war that cost 4,487 American soldiers’ lives, 32,000 Americans wounded, some 100,000 to 500,000 Iraqi deaths, and as much as $6 trillion.
Maybe they should have listened to the Cato Institute back in 2001 and 2002.