The Iraq war is over - mission accomplished (again) - ain't the West brave!
Obama: Time to turn the page in Iraq
LATEST: President Barack Obama declared an end to the seven-year US combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday and told war-weary Americans his central responsibility now is to restore the sagging US economy.
"Now, it is time to turn the page," Obama said in an Oval Office address, speaking from the same desk former President George W. Bush had used to declare the 2003 start of the war.
Obama, who inherited the war from Bush and is fighting another in Afghanistan, said he had fulfilled a 2008 campaign promise to end U.S. combat operations in Iraq and that "the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country."
Yay everyone, the Iraq war is over, what a massive fucking victory for the West, oh how we have let freedom and democracy reign down and put everything back to normal.
Except that it ain't back to normal, costing $1.2 Trillion with anywhere between 100 000 to over a million dead Iraqis and all for what? Weapons of mass destruction that never existed! Remember the National Party and ACT demanding we get in as support our allies by invading Iraq? Remember the complacent mainstream media that didn't challenge the lies used to invade Iraq? Remember how America built Saddam up to be the monster dictator he became so that he would attack Iran, a country where they had propped up another monster dictator only to be kicked out? Remember the largest protest marches the planet had seen when every day citizens who saw through the bullshit rose up and said 'NO WAR', remember how quiet those baying voices for war went after there was no weapons of mass destruction found? Remember how America fucked up the peace and turned Iraq into a sectarian killing field? Remember the puppet regimes and fake democracy used to pacify the global community? Remember the corporate big oil interests that initiated the war and have benefited from the spoils? Remember the billions that went missing? Remember Black Water mercenaries getting away with murder?
We won't forget them, and Obama can turn as many fucking pages as he likes but the blood spilled for this pointless war based on a pack of lies to enable American Corporate Imperialism to deal with a dictator the CIA built up into the monster he became will always soak through into history and only the contempt for the hypocrisy that is American 'democracy' will remain.