The U.S. is officially coming home from Iraq. No one will reflect on our time in Iraq more than those deployed. There will be many numbers thrown around the media. Numbers of lost troops and financial costs…with the usual half-hearted “but thank you to the soldiers”.
If you’d like, give audio a play. It’s a speech from a movie about football but if you substitute “freedom” for “football”, well, I don’t know…for those who served in Iraq, hold your head high. It’s on American citizens to stop pointing and start looking ourselves in the mirror. As for Iraq, they will have to make their own bed now. The U.S. and our allies provided them with the blanket…a shot at democracy.