Obama: US Troops in Iraq Home by Christmas
Obama’s minions continue to slather the first affirmative action Commander-in-Chief with lavish praise for taking a page from Dick Nixon’s Vietnam playbook… simply declare victory and run away.
“This week, we had two powerful reminders of how we’ve renewed American leadership in the world I (am) proud to announce that — as promised — the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of this year. And in Libya, the death of Muammar Qadhafi showed that our role in protecting the Libya people, and helping them break free from a tyrant, was the right thing to do.”
A top campaign staffer chimed in: Top Obama Campaign Executive: We Should Be “Proud” of Obama For “Ending Divisive War In Iraq” — No Mention of Victory, Troops Sacrifice…
Then Obama headed for the golf course, without a word of praise for those responsible for our success in Iraq…. our great military which was already in full control of Iraq when he took office.
I became actively opposed to the Vietnam War after Operation Linebacker II in late December 1972–the massive B-52 bombing that forced the North Vietnamese to sign the Paris Peace Accords.
The North was hurt badly, but the agreement led to a cease fire, and the withdrawal of all remaining American troops, but allowed the 160,000 North Vietnam Army regulars south of the DMZ to remain in place.
It was a set up. For the first time in military history, the return of prisoners of war was used as “proof” of victory on the battlefield. We “negotiated” the release of 591 American despite the fact almost three times that number were listed as MIAs or POWs. There was no accounting by any communist governments for those Americans lost over Laos and Cambodia.
“Peace with honor” was nothing of the sort…. we promptly abandoned the South Vietnamese, and ultimately denied Saigon American air power as promised. America stood on the sidelines without lifting finger, as the South Vietnamese were easily routed, killed in the tens of thousands, tortured, and executed; millions more simply disappeared into a bamboo gulag of prisons, communist re-education camps and mass graves.
Once American combat support ended, there was a brief truce, before fighting broke out again; Saigon fell in 1975.
Seven years after I enlisted, six years after I was wounded and five years after I was medically retired from the Marine Corps, it was brutally clear that the deaths of so many Americas, so many of my comrades and friends, was for nothing.
America has not fought a war to win since VJ Day. The military and military families have always paid the price, yet the politicians are always the winners.
Hell, since the end of the Vietnam War we have elected a draft-dodger as president–twice, nearly elected a bogus “hero” and traitor in one John F. Kerry, and have now elected a socialist tool who’s wife has never been proud to be an American, and who has damaged this nation far more than Muslim sub-humans ever have.
This is what we fight for?
And now under Obama’s cowardice, Iraq takes its place in that shameful 65-year record as a “victory” because we said so. In a matter of months of our taking the back door, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda or similar factions will establish radical Muslim control in Iraq dedicated to wiping Israel and the US off the face of the earth.
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This is where I came in.
Tomorrow: The legacy of veterans of the Ten Year War.
I lost most of my faith in the political system after the betrayal of Vietnam, in the judicial system after the O.J. Simpson travesty, and in the electorate after they elevated a draft dodger then a glib Marxist to the presidency. But we slog (blog) on, believing that there’s still enough of a residue of “duty, honor, country”–or maybe just plain old common sense–out there somewhere, enough to turn things around. I just hope we’re not as delusional as those old Romans who, 100 years after Julius Caesar, still considered the restoration of their Republic to be right around the corner.
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