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FINALLY! Dec. 18, 2011 - Last U.S. troops leave Iraq - War Over

by: funluvn1

Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 08:02:28 AM EST

Remember this?

Feb. 7, 2003  Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, to U.S. troops in Aviano, Italy: "It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."

Or perhaps this not long after?

March 4, 2003  Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a breakfast with reporters: "What you'd like to do is have it be a short, short conflict. . . . Iraq is much weaker than they were back in the '90s," when its forces were routed from Kuwait.

Oh, and don't forget this!

March 11, 2003   Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars: "The Iraqi people understand what this crisis is about. Like the people of France in the 1940s, they view us as their hoped-for liberator."

And then sadly but predictably, the walk back begins......  

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