Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Moment

So you may have heard that Obama has declared the Iraq War is now part of America’s past, not its present — in theory, fulfilling one of his campaign promises. But I’m of the same mind as Shark Fu:

When you take a shit in the middle of the room and then smear that shit all over the floor and walls, you don’t get to take credit for putting together a kick ass clean up plan.

And we shouldn’t turn the page on a damn thing until we’ve read, understand and learn from what is written on that motherfucking page…cause this is the mind of major combat mission we should never indulge in again and history is littered with the stories of nations that failed to learn a damn thing from the fubar they created.

And what a FUBAR they created. Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians died, as did nearly 4,500 American soldiers. Another 32,000 soldiers were wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis became refugees. Iraqi civilians are still dying. All for the nice tidy sum of $740 billion — money that could have been used to actually better the lives of civilians, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Really, the “end of combat operations in Iraq” just means more money and attention will be directed toward America’s involvement in Afghanistan — you know, that war we’re supposedly fighting on behalf of women. Claiming an end to one conflict while re-investing in another. I don’t think this is what John and Yoko meant by “war is over if you want it.”

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