December 15, 2011: "The Final March on Iraq"
President Obama announces the end of the war on Iraq
additional commentary by Timothy Horrigan; December 15, 2011
On December 14 and 15, 2011, President Obama announced that the War in Iraq was over. It was a fairly quiet announcement which went largely unnoticed. I hope it turns out to be a correct one. Since 2003, thousands of lives have been lost, trillions of dollars squandered.
Here is an official White House propaganda email sent out around lunch time on Thursday, December 15, 2011. I was at a meeting of the New Hampshire House Petitions & Redress Committee at the time.
After nearly nine years, our war in Iraq is ending.
This moment of success is because of their sacrifice. More than
1.5 million Americans have served in Iraq. More than 30,000 of
these brave men and women were wounded. Nearly 4,500 gave their
lives. America's military families have borne a heavy burden.
Part of ending a war responsibly is standing by those who have
fought it. It's not enough to honor our heroes with words; we must
do so with deeds.
President Obama's May 1, 2011 speech (Osama bin Laden is dead)
President Obama's August 31, 2010 speech (an earlier announcement that the war was over)
4 More Wars! 4 More Wars! 4 More Wars! 4 More Wars! (about Bush II's war policies)