Iraq has once again taken over the headlines and the armchair warriors are valiantly fighting President Obama for not fighting in Iraq and fighting the enemy (whomever they may be) who are fighting each other as they have been historically fighting that fight as long as they have had the energy to fight.
The Iraq debacle was a war precipitated by the United States based on lies of weapons of mass destruction in their possession and a conspiracy threatening our country. The real reason is far less explosive but equally conspiratorial: The Bush/Cheney impetus.
Bush: “Watch, Dad, I’m going to break your enemy for you,” while Cheney: “Watch, Halliburton, I’m going to break the bank for you.”
In June 2008 President George W. Bush signed the Status of Forces Agreement between Iraq and the United States. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraq cities by June 30, 2009 and all U.S. forces would be completely out of Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.
Wily guy, that Bush. He always had that little sparkle in his eye, but how did he know that his signing America’s complete withdrawal from Iraq back then would be blamed by some home-brewed heroes on President Obama six years later. Son of a gun. I would “enjoy a beer with him.”