So we won the Iraq war, Obama is getting the credit, and leftists are still crabby

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    Anyone else notice the lack of celebration on the left for the Iraq war being effectively over? Spare me the distinctions, the "war" in Iraq was over in 1991 but that didn't make Kurdistan safe by any means. However, today is a momentous day.

    So why is the left so crabby? Their guy just proved himself to be not only a statesman, but someone who is willing to admit a previous error AND STILL deliver a great military accomplishment as Commander in Chief.

    Is there some sense of perpetual unhappiness?
     
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    You really don't get it? They wanted to loose because if we win that makes America strong.
     
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    strategically, we lost as soon as we set foot in iraq.
     
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    You become more and more of a hack with each passing day ...
     
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    Who wanted us to lose, outside the extreme fringe left?
     
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    This is the happiest fucking place on the internet.

    by strategically lost, do you mean our very presence on their soil further inflamed already strained relations between ME and the West, and helped to expand the pool of bitter young men with malleable minds predisposed to culturally-ingrained anti-West sentiment? Or something like that.
     
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    Strategically, we lost in 1991....On purpose.
     
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    Not so, but I didn't confine my comments to people just on this board.

    "Further inflame." Good luck with that. That line has been tried ever since 2003, but as it turns out the terrorist groups don't hate us any more than they did in 1983 and they haven't even come close to succeeding in their campaigns since 2001.
     
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    I never mentioned terrorists. Afghanistan is an example of a succeeding campaign by these groups who have exploited anti-West sentiments for a grab at power. Iran has benefited. Our invasion of Iraq hasn't made the ME a happier place, definitely not as happy as this forum.
     
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    How would it look any different if we had lost in Iraq? For that matter, how is it any different now that "the war is over"?

    I want to know what we are supposed to tell the families of service men and women killed there after today.
     

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