After nearly nine years, about 4,500 American fatalities and $1 trillion, America’s war in Iraq is about to end. Officials marked the finish on Thursday with a modest ceremony at the airport days before the last troops take the southern highway to Kuwait, going out as they came in, to conclude the United States’ most ambitious and bloodiest military campaign since Vietnam.
And this is what we, America have left to carry on.
Amateur soldiers with a rocket launcher mounted on what looks like a Toyota pickup truck.
Rah for our side. This is what we accomplished? This is what all those men and women served for, sacrificed for, died for?
I am not a violent person. But if I had a rocket launcher. Some son of a bitch would die. And I don’t think it would be in Iraq.