Monday, December 19, 2011

bring down the curtain

Did you hear that the Iraq war ended?

Yep, over and done with like it never happened.

Of course we won't ever know what the four thousand four hundred and eighty seven young American men and women who were killed would have done with their lives, or how the lives of the thirty two thousand two hundred and twenty six Americans who were wounded would have turned out if they hadn't have been sent into harm's way in order to secure the non-existent weapons of mass destruction.

And then there's the estimated one hundred thousand Iraqi lives lost.

But that's just a number, not enough men, woman and boys and girls to fill the Longacre Theater for over 100 hundred nights in a row.

But at least we established a thriving, working democracy in the Middle East.

Good thing Iranian influence wasn't in any way increased over there, that would have been a mess.

And if our unprovoked invasion of a largely Muslim country was used as the perfect, gift-wrapped recruitment tool for the homicidal, fundamentalist thugs who were actually behind the attacks on September 11th, well. 

That would have been a shame.

So take a bow, Mr. Bush.  Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld.  Mr. Wolfowitz, Ms. Rice.

Mission accomplished.

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