So, that is it. The Iraq War is officially over.
Looking at the numbers, the Americans has 4,500 dead soldiers, 32,000 wounded and spent $800bn. British casualties totalled 179, with 5,970 wounded. It also left a million Iraqis dead. But no-one can possibly argue that the entire adventure has given us safety and security like never before. We no longer have Islamic terrorists threatening violence all around the world and those post September 11th security measures have been lifted. Neither do we have a Middle East country threatening us requiring possible military intervention.
Good job we found those WMD, eh? Those mobile weapons labs capable of launching biochemical weapons, that country that was sheltering terrorists.
At least people weren’t disappeared into Saddams prisons, instead being disappeared into a global network of rendition and prisons.
Lets remember the defining moments, shall we?
- Abu Ghraib
- Hostages being beheaded
- Regular reports on innocent civilians and Western journalists being bombed by their own side
Well at least we knew we totally won that war against… those other people…
And it is finally all over, as the last troops come home. America is out of Iraq, leaving only a 10,000 large diplomatic contingent and several thousand mercenaries which isn’t going to end badly at all.
And all only 3,166 days after this guy stood in front of a banner that said “Mission Accomplished”.
“Good work, everybody! “