Top of the Hour: End of US Military Operations in Iraq, Morning Headlines

Thursday, December 15, 2011

After eight years, eight months, and 25 days, the American flag was lowered in Baghdad on Thursday morning. This ceremony marks the end of US military operations in Iraq, and comes two weeks before the official December 31st deadline. Most of the 5,500 remaining soldiers have now left Iraq.

Comments [2]

RE: Was Iraq War worth it ?:
1. Cost 1 to 3 Trillion dollars,( a major contribution to our debt) and three times the ten year cost savings that the Super Committee was unable to agree to.;
2. 4500 American deaths; 33,000 wounded;
3. No weapons of mass destruction found;
4. An Iraq friendly to our arch enemy, Iran, establishing a continuous arch of Shiite dominance from Iran to Hezbollah in Gaza; substituted for a Saddam Iraq, sworn enemy of Iran.
5. Providing a recruiting tool for Al Qaeda;

Dec. 15 2011 10:46 AM
Cynthia from 10038

The Iraq War was a tragedy and a disgrace. Totally against what the Founding Fathers intended for our bellicose behavior. G. W. Bush is a war criminal in my mind and always will be.

Dec. 15 2011 08:00 AM

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