Iraq’s moral legacy

According to The Washington Post and The New York Times the Iraq War has ended—again. But we still have not come to terms with what it has really meant.

Those with long memories remember that the first George Bush Gulf War ended as we slaughtered the helpless remnants of the Iraqi army fleeing from Kuwait, bombing their defenseless convoy.

The Bush Junior phase of the war ended symbolically when American troops staged the yanking down of Saddam’s statue in a Baghdad square, and again when Bush landed on an aircraft carrier to declare victory, and again when Saddam was hanged.

Today it is over again because all the American troops are coming home—except for those who are remaining and those who will be sent back when the terms have been negotiated.

Continue reading Iraq’s moral legacy

Image: US Military

Additional reading

News category: Features.

Tags: , , , ,