Good News About The ‘War’ In Iraq
December 15, 2011 2 Comments
If you have a brain this is probably confusing to you since the U.S. hasn’t been waging anything that could be legitimately termed a ‘war in Iraq’ for years and years, so let me translate this from Conventional-Wisdom-News-Speak into understandable/logical English for you:
Panetta has ‘formally shut down’ the U.S. garrison stationed in Iraq, which at ~4000 (according to the article) is already modest by most standards, but (the article alleges) is soon to be fully withdrawn.
My reaction: Good. It’s not clear why we need to have a garrison stationed in Iraq at this time (?). Now let’s remove the one stationed in Afghanistan as well (or, for you Conventional-Wisdom/News People, ‘end the war in’ Afghanistan).
Actually while we’re at it, can we ‘end the wars in‘ places like Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Kuwait, and the UK? Those are all bigger ‘wars’ than the ‘war in Iraq’ currently is.
And if you’re one of those deniers who don’t think they’re wars, please explain why not (showing your work as to why Iraq is). I look forward to it,