Iraq War Finally Winding Down

Cullen Mclane

As anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock (and most people who have) should probably know, in 2003, a variety of wacky circumstances prompted America to invade Iraq. This began a war with Iraq, cleverly titled “The Iraq War.” Whether this was justified or not has been the subject of much debate for years. Generations from now it will probably be remembered as the defining aspect of George W Bush’s controversial presidency.

Everyone knows the basic story: Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction, yada yada yada. While the invasion may not have seemed like a good idea at the time, in recent years it still hasn’t been doing America any good. However, after years of pouring millions of dollars and thousands of lives into a war that’s been accomplishing essentially nothing, it seems there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel.

President Barry Obama announced on Friday, that “the long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year.” Obama said that troops “would definitely be home for the holidays.” It should make a nice gift for the families.

With over 700 billion dollars spent on the war and over 4,400 American soldiers lost, it’s going to be up for debate as to whether it was worth it. Anthony Blinken, security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, said that “history is going to have to judge that.” How nice of you to answer with a non-answer Mr. Blinken. In any case, here’s to a future with one less war.