Back To Iraq
October 3, 2012 by Bob Livingston
President Barack Obama is having a “Mission Accomplished” moment, not that you’d know it based on coverage by the lamestream corporate media whores.
In August, Obama went to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, on “an official trip marking the two-year anniversary of the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.” There he said: “You left Iraq with honor, your mission complete, your heads held high.”
Not so fast. Last week, The New York Times quietly reported that Iraq and the United States are negotiating an agreement that could result in the return of small units of American soldiers to Iraq.
This is eerily reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” proclamation just months into the Iraq war that then dragged on for another nine years, a fact the media and the progressive talking heads (sorry for the redundancy) mentioned at every opportunity for as long as Bush was in office.
On Dec. 15, 2011, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared the combat mission over. For Obama the mission somehow ended in August of 2010?
The truth is, the region remains a tinderbox thanks to the CIA-instigated “Arab Spring” uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria in which the United States used agents provocateurs and al-Qaida terrorists as instruments of regime change. And now, our military, overused and weary from perpetual war, is once again being sent back to Iraq.
The perpetual war machine hums merrily along.