Commented Oct 27, 2011 at 11:49:46 in Politics, Huffington Post
“1) First, she needs to stop blaming Obama for pulling our troops from Iraq by December, 31 2011, since it was President G. W. Bush who signed the treaty with the Iraqi government, which clearly says that all American troops have to leave the country by that date.
2) Claiming that Iraq owes us anything is outrageous since we invaded it in 2003 without the permission of the UN security council and based on lies about weapons of mass destruction made up by the Bush administration. If anything, WE owe THEM money for killing tens of thousands of people, destroying their infrastructure and economy and making Iraq even more unstable than ever before. True, we deposed a dictator but if that would be our goal we would have a lot of countries to invade all over the world.
3) She points out that “4,400 lives have been expended” since the beginning of the war. Why does she only mention out brave soldiers but completely disregards the death toll on the Iraqi side which estimates between 150.000 and over one million civilians?
4) We did NOT liberate Libya, the people themselves did it with some help from the French and British. So please don’t call us liberators when our role in this one was merely that of a spectator. Maybe we should use the UN more often since they don’t seem to screw up every liberation effort they attempt like we do (Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam etc.).”