The war in Iraq officially ended last week in a dreary speech by President Obama, a speech that hailed the war heroes, tepidly reviewed the results of the war campaign, and ended with a somber reflection on our economy.
If the speech left a taste in your mouth, it was not one to leave you salivating for more.
How do you triumphantly speak about a war with which you disagreed?
As I wrote in this letter to George Bush before the war, there were numerous reasons that I was against the war in Iraq from the outset. In fact, it was one of the reasons why I voted for Barack Obama in the first place.
As we look back now on Obama’s Speech before the war, he foretells the exact debacle that would occur:
I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.