Can We Celebrate The War in Iraq Now?

@ParaTed2k (22977)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
July 7, 2009 7:52pm CST
Ever since the return of hostilities with Hussein's regime in 2003, people in the US have been claiming it was unwinnable. Our troops pulled off one of the most impressive operations in modern history, but there were still Americans who refused to acknowlede the accomplishment, let alone celebrate the victory. Members of the House, Senate and even the Bush adminstration made it clear that they had no faith in our military's ability to win in Iraq. It became obvious that some were not only doubtful of our military but actually wanted Iraq to be a failure. After the people of Iraq risked their lives to show up to the polls and vote, the same one-note samba droned on. People who take their freedom for granted resented freedom for the people of Iraq... and wished they were still under Hussein's iron fist. So now.. now that the US and other nations have turned the security of Iraq over to the government and the IDF... Now is it ok to celebrate victory? Is it "PC" to finally cheer for the people of Iraq and their new freedom and honor those who sweat, bled and died for it? The sad thing is, the event barely got noticed by the incompetent press. There was no mention of the event by the "leaders" who have been so vocal for years now. I guess we'll just move on to important things like the death of celebrities... they are the real heros anyway... right? 9/11 taught us nothing about heroes after all.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
Ted, shhhh....can't you see we're all too busy mourning Michael Jackson right now? How dare you bring up something so trivial at a sad and historic time like this. You won't see anything in the way of acknowleging this acomplishment unless the current admistration can take credit for it, and we all know they can't. I was not nessesarily for going there in the first place, but once under way, I got behind the effort because I felt to continue bashing the effort and our troops taking on the task deserved my full support. I refused to let this be another Vietnam.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
I just re read my response and needed to correct a typo: "because I felt to continue bashing the effort and our troops taking on the task deserved my full support" should have read : because I felt to continue bashing the effort was counter productive and disrespectfull to our service men and women and our troops taking on the task deserved my full support
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Well the incompetent press and many on the left wanted us to lose that war. They're truly pissed to see it's actually been won and troops are coming home victorious. They didn't want this war and as such, their hope was that it would end like Vietnam. Now you won't see a single one of them admit this, but they spent the last 8 years rooting for Bush to fail and they certainly don't want to admit that he, or the troops under him, succeeded at anything.
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@N4life (851)
• United States
8 Jul 09
The troops obviously did a great job, and some of the doomsayers displayed little confidence in their abilities when things got rough. I'm still trying to figure out how this war is going to make America safer or change the dynamics in Iraq that will lead to continued violence or a similar govt to Hussein's. The war plummeted us into debt, made a lot of people with the right connections rich, while the world paid for it all. Mercenaries were treated better by the past administration than our soldiers. It is not un-American to question the merits of a war, just as it is not to question those of a President and how he treats our troops. It is un-American to not support our troops in whatever mission our "leaders' set them upon.
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 Jul 09
They didn't "display little confidence", they worked for defeat.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I don't care if it's PC or not, I've always been proud of our troops who went over there and of the job they did. I'm proud of the brave Iraqui people who I'm sure were more fearful than confident. Like you I was disappointed by the lackluster coverage such a momentous event received by our very incompetent press.
• United States
8 Jul 09
If the state run media even talks about it, I wander who will get the credit???