Sunday, December 18, 2011

Is it finally over?

 Is it finally over? After nine years? Apparently so. I would like to think so. I would like to hope so. I would like to believe. But somehow I can't help but feel that we will be back.

Last American Troops Leave Iraq Marking End of War

The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast U.S. ally.
The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.

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