This is one of those posts where I feel a need to cut through the bullshit out there and call out both sides when it comes to Iraq.
Yesterday President Obama marked the actual end of the Iraq War. There was no aircraft carrier landing or "mission accomplished" banner. Instead it was done in a very dignified way. Sadly though the troops aren't coming home to the type of celebration and parades that this country experienced in August of 1945 during VJ Day. Instead they will just come home, be greeted by loved ones and then get to enjoy a horrible economy.
That welcoming home of our troops should come as no shock. The most Americans had to sacrifice for Iraq was either fighting in the war or having a loved one fight the war. During the war Americans saw their taxes go down at the cost of things like protective gear for our soldiers. Republicans kept pushing for lower taxes as well - something that never happened during war time in our countries history. It's no wonder Bush had to keep raising the national debt level.
But I don't want to focus on that. Instead I want to talk about what brought us to the end.
This week both Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have been on the television blasting President Obama as having lost the war because of this pull out. Either recent history or a need for the facts have escaped both as they fail to mention the December 2011 pull out date was actually set by President Bush. You think that Bush's vice-President would be aware of such a fact, but we live in a time where the attempted zinger against the other party trumps the truth.