Obama announced the end of "our combat mission" on Aug. 31, 2010, seven years later.
Will the next president announce the end of "major occupation" in seven years, when US forces drop another 25,000 or so?
I was at work during the speech, and the only people who were watching Obama lie in real time were an African-American couple. Everyone else had something else on TV.
Just hearing snippets of the New Liar-in-Chief made me ill.
I didn't hear a word about the million dead Iraqis, the four million Iraqis in exile, the widows and orphans now left alone in a destroyed society, without clean water, subsidized food, electricity or sewage systems. The babies being born with horrendous birth defects, and the children dying of leukemia from the bombs that our heroes dropped on them.
The president slobbered all over the heroes, as a matter of fact, lauding their "service" to their country, totally disregarding the fact that more of them have come home and killed themselves than have died in Iraq.
Too bad for the kids who believed the bullshit until they were sent over to destroy a country and its people for the good of the US ruling class.
Then got home and found themselves in a slowly collapsing country and people.
Caused by the very same ruling class. What a coincidence.
Too bad that they didn't stay alive, join IVAW and fight for freedom and justice right here in the Homeland!