in Geezer

Ten years after the Iraq War

Today is the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War. Countless lives lost, countless money thrown away, and what do we have to show for it? A crumbling, corrupt regime hostile to the U.S. and too cozy with Iran. What a colossal waste.

I remember the cheerleading leading up to the war. Local conservative radio outlet WPTF tarted up its web page with rah-rah graphics advertising the war. It was as if war were some kind of street party. I saved a copy of that website somewhere, knowing that one day it would have to be seen to be believed. I hope I can find my copy.

I’m proud to say that ten years ago I wasn’t fooled. I knew what a clusterfuck we were walking into. I didn’t trust Bush any farther than I could throw him. Cheney, well, I respected him when he was my Secretary of Defense, but his unmitigated greed must have turned him into a lunatic. Perhaps he had me fooled.

If there was any justice in the world Bush and Cheney would be rotting in a jail cell somewhere. Perhaps somewhere in Iraq.