Finally!! All U.S. troops remaining in Iraq, some 39,000, are heading home and will be out of Iraq by December 31.
What took so long? Pres. George W. Bush took his eye off the ball in Afghanistan and our search for Osama bin Laden and sent troops into Iraq in 2003, supposedly because Saddam Hussein had WMDs. Of course he’d have known they didn’t if he’d just waited for the U.N. inspectors to finish their job, but he didn’t. Hussein was caught, tried, and executed in 2006, but still we stayed.
We lost more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers in “Bush’s War” but now, finally, it’s been declared officially over by Pres. Obama.
Welcome home, U.S. troops. And Happy Holidays to you and your families and loved ones. We celebrate your return.