An Army Mother on Leaving Iraq

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In the end, the invasion of Iraq did not find any weapons of mass destruction, nor did it eradicate Al Qaida. The war did, however, topple dictator Saddam Hussein. It also cost hundreds of billions of dollars and went on for years. Now that the last U.S. troops will be quietly departing Iraq between today and the end of the year — President Obama will address soldiers at Fort Bragg Wednesday about the end of the Iraq war and the pullout of combat troops — The Takeaway looks back at the campaign that began with "shock and awe" in 2003 and will end with a "home by christmas" pullout in 2011.

Rossana Cambron is the mother of an army sergeant now serving in Iraq. She has appeared on the program before, and says she is concerned about what services and support her son will receive once he gets home.

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The Iraq War ruined the first decade of the new millenium. The past 10 years has been nothing but this mess. Consuming our attention and bringing rise to the dumbest of our populace. Splitting us for no reason whatsoever.

America's foreign policy was always two-faced. One side compassionate, generous, and egalitarian. The other side deceitful, contradictory, and destructive.

The true genesis of modern terrorism lies in the the covert operations of our secret agencies and their mislead belief that we can control others via elaborate schemes like some Professor Moriarty. It has always backfired and on Sept 11 it did so in a major way.

Dec. 14 2011 11:40 AM

The invasion of Iraq was a game changer for the the democracy movement in the Middle-East and North Africa which reverberates to this day. The blue fingers of the Iraqi elections symbolized people taking responsibility for the success or failure of their nation which appears to have wide appeal throughout the region today.
To use the ridiculous argot of the left, before the one percent controlled the power and now the 99 percent of the Middle-East is getting a voice

The only way to prevent another 9/11 atrocity in the 21st Century is a democratic revolution across the Middle-East and North Africa and the Iraq War was the first salvo of that liberation effort.

Dec. 14 2011 10:12 AM

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