CNN Is Reporting the last US Troops Have Crossed OUT of Iraq Into Kuwait

Not with a bang, but a whimper.

This will hang hard on Obama’s head, as long as I live ~ that we scuttled out of Dodge, like the f*cking loser HE is. Not one Iraqi official present as we lowered the colors, thanks to Obama. Not. One. Just rumpled-ass hounddog, basset-faced Panetta telling the last troops what a fine job they’d done. Rah-rah. Pack up and stumble on out.

God bless every soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman and Marine who served there, and left a piece of themselves ~ if not gave their sacred, most precious all ~ to give those people a purple fingered chance at freedom and civilized life. Oh, God bless them all!

The Iraqis now have to take it. Show they can shake off the yokes of devisive culture, tribalism and that damned hate-filled, misogynist religion that hangs likes a big black Hefty bag over every hope and dream that might spring from Hussein’s ouster.

I don’t think they have it in them. Their religion gives them the mechanism for too much evil to have too much power to resist in any ordinary fashion. And those who do circumvent the religious strictures that tamp the everyday person’s life into drudgery and danger do so by an accumulation of political power backed by firepower/thuggery. Corruption, too. It’s like an elixir of love to them and I don’t know that they, as a society, can take hold of such an ingrained, second-nature behaviour and shake free of it. Shoot. Ninety percent of the time, they don’t even understand the concept of “corruption” ~ you pay that guy, you’ve ALWAYS paid that guy, like your father and grandfather….

I worry that Moqtada al Sadr is sitting there like a fat, malevolent, rotten fanged snake: ready with his Mahdi Army to pick up where he left off after the US troops damn near put paid to his viciousness, and he lit out for Iran “to study.” A shining example of the Shiite sect’s finest scholars.

We should have killed him. Now the ugly, hateful little toad gets to murder, maim and maraude in the name of his religion again, with no one to rein him in. With God knows how many neighborhood copycats springing up.

There hasn’t been enough time for change to take root. The last vestiges of order leave with us. Any veneer of civilized behaviour leaves with us. I guarantee it. It’s only a question of the clock ticking.

UPDATE: I didn’t see this (Via Instapundit) before I went to bed, since Glenn posted it at a shade before midnight and I was still busy typing. But it goes to precisely why I was so morose when I saw everyone’s Twitter feeds and watched that inspiring ceremony on Fox at work.

Iraq political crisis erupts as last U.S. troops leave

Iraq’s political process was unraveling faster than had been anticipated Saturday, with Sunni politicians walking out of the nation’s parliament and threatening to resign from the government even before the last U.S. troops had left the country.

The crisis was triggered by reports that security forces loyal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, are planning to arrest the country’s Sunni vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, and charge him with terrorism.

Those reports have fueled fears among Sunni politicians that Maliki intends to further consolidate his grip on power by moving against his rivals now that U.S. troops have gone. In recent days, the homes of top Sunni politicians in the fortified Green Zone have been ringed by tanks and armored personnel carriers, and rumors are flying that arrest warrants will be issued for other Sunni leaders.

Oh, it’s gonna go great.

17 Responses to “CNN Is Reporting the last US Troops Have Crossed OUT of Iraq Into Kuwait”

  1. JeffS says:

    I don’t think they have it in them.

    Some of the Iraqis do. But not enough. And certainly not those in any position of power and/or responsibility. When we rolled into Iraq, back in 2003, it was a Third World country. In spite of the blood and treasure poured into that nation, it remains Third World…..only with better toys.

    Thanks to Obama, who is indeed a stuttering clusterf**k of a miserable failure, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

  2. Ben Franklin says:

    A republic, madam, if you can keep it.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    What THS and TRJ said.

    Yeah, we should have just shot that little clown when we had the chance. One of Bush’s bigger mistakes in the early part of the war.

    The country will hold together through the next election,that’s their only consideration.

  4. aelfheld says:

    You demean snakes by equating them with Moqtada al Sadr.

  5. Deborah Leigh says:

    JeffS, since Obama is a Democrat he can’t act any other way. Remember Vietnam.

    Yojimbo, you’re right. Bush should have taken MAS out when he had the chance. I still don’t understand why we did’t.

    To all the service members: to Hell with Obama and the Democrats. You did a great job. Be proud of it, and know that we are proud of you! There are those of us who are still doing rallies as we have from the beginning, and though your mission is ended, we continue for your fellow members who are in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  6. Dr Alice says:

    This was not handled well. The only improvement over Vietnam is there are no helicopters snatching desperate people off the rooftops of embassies. Other than that…

    I feel for GWB right now. He must be beating his head against the wall.

  7. nightfly says:

    Whoever gets the GOP nomination, please ask this question in debate when Obama crows about ending the war: “Did you bother winning it before you ended it?”

    What a disgrace and dishonor to everyone who served and paid so much – from every country – to just bugger out before the job’s done.

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    O wasted lives, treasure and time with this cheap political stunt. Of all the evil, stupid things he’s done and will do, this is the worst. What an insult to those who gave all.

  9. Skyler says:

    It would be easy to demonize Obama, but the truth is, we got what we voted for.

  10. Yojimbo says:

    “We” didn’t vote for him. I don’t think the American people would have voted for him if they were shown the Obama that we saw. Instead, the American people voted for the carefully packaged version where are the mistakes and most of his genuine policy stances were sheltered.

    Just my opinion and I certainly could be wrong,wouldn’t be the first.

  11. tree hugging sister says:

    The country voted for “Not Bush/McCain/for the Pretty Guy” in a fit of pique and a vast majority of those assholes are hard to find now. (“Voted for Obama? ME?!?! NEVER!!!”)

    Thanks again, douchebags.

  12. JeffS says:

    I sure as hell didn’t vote for Obama, Skyler. Yes, the putz is President, and we, as a nation, have to live with that. Got it.

    But I won’t be lumped with the asshats who DID vote for President Zero, for whatever reason.

  13. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh. Or sat on their fucking hands because “the Republican Party deserves everything it gets”, forgetting about their responsibility to THE COUNTRY.

    Douchebags. You hear that reasoned line of thinking shit over at HotAir all the time.

    I don’t care if it’s a wet napkin from Alice’s Restaurant. If it’s the GOP nominee, I’m voting for it.

  14. JeffS says:

    Yeah, those asshats as well, Sis. As Robert Heinlein once suggested, if in doubt, vote against it. Or him. Or her.

  15. Yojimbo says:

    Or the ones who sat on their hands because they wanted the country to see just how bad a progressive president would be.

    I’m sure Skyler mean’t we as in the country at large.
    My point, not always perfectly clear(not always,Yo!)was that the country voted for a false package of goods. I don’t thnk the American people would have voted for:

    An American hater
    A person who wanted to destroy the coal industry
    A person who wanted to get the price of gas up to $5-$7 in order spark his green jobs
    A central planner who wanted to greatly expand government and its regulatory reach.
    A person who sought the friendship and counsel of every marxist and socialist in the know universe.
    A person who actually meant equality of outcome when talking about equality of opportunity.

    I just don’t think the American people would have voted for this. I could be wrong.

    Right now, wet napkin is looking pretty viable to me along with Mars bars and Snickers as write-ins. Heaven help us if Ron Paul makes a solid run.

  16. Michael Lonie says:

    Trouble is, Yojimbo, that all of those characteristics were as plain as a pikestaff to anyone who cared to peek behind the curtain even slightly. No, Tree Hugging Sister has it right; the majority voted for the pretty guy, the not-Bush/McCain/boring white guy. They voted for sending a tingle up their pant legs or their stockings, instead of for a chief executive. Rubes.

  17. Yojimbo says:

    Michael: You certainly had your fair share of obamabot rubes who didn’t want to consider reality in making their decision. You also had the majority of the Americaqn people who were shielded from the Obama reality. They have no idea who a Reverend Wright is or the background of Ayers and Dorn. They had no idea that single payer was immediate goal. No idea about the massive redistribution of income schemes on the horizon. The major networks were not covering the fact that Obama wanted to kill jobs in carbon related industries. Had they known that they might have voted for that bland white guy. I did.

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