500 YEARS TO GET IT RIGHT And we still have not got it right. How can we expect Iraq and Afghanistan to get it right in 10-20 years when we have had 500 years to get it right and still havent got it right. Powell said; We break it, we own it. RRWE complain about being in Iraq and Afghanistan 20 years be we have been in Europe since world war 2. We OWE Iraq and Afghanistan and as much as I know Obama would like to leave cold turkey but we cannot.