Wow. We’re really leaving.
Here are a few facts to let you have some context. 4,318 United States soldiers have been killed in US combat in Iraq. 31,368 United States soldiers have been wounded in US combat in Iraq. For what? Yeah. Great question. I would quote the money facts, too. But that isn’t important to me. Today we left Iraq’s cities and pulled back to the bases. If they need us, they’ll call. And they’ll probably need us. The Iraqi people are happy about it, and they should be. CNN has a pretty good article on it. I’ve never agreed with the Iraq war. Their last leader was, yeah, a total sack of dog stuff. But we shouldn’t have let him be hung up. And we didn’t go there to liberate anyone. There are plenty of countries that were worse off that we didn’t worry about (cough, cough, Africa, cough, cough). We went there for the wrong reasons and it is time to get the hell out. But I can’t get over the feeling that the worse is yet to come, and that we’ll be seeing more and more bad news coming out of there before we get some good news. I could be wrong and I really hope I am. But, man. 4,318. I hate that number.