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Mission Accomplished? House Republicans Declare Iraq Win

They say the winners always write the history books, but can you write yourself into a winner? Thirty-one Republicans representatives think so, and they've introduced a resolution that declares victory in Iraq thanks to George W. Bush.

The bill's sponsor Steve King says Bush's surge strategy secured victory in Iraq. But it's a fragile victory, since withdrawing troops too quickly could erase the accomplishments. King explains, "This resolution is intended to send an important message to President Obama – that history will judge him harshly should he choose to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory."

Last September General Patraeus said Iraq doesn't lend itself to a victory slogan. By claiming victory thanks to Bush, these Republicans will either brilliantly pass the responsibility for whatever happens now to Obama, or make a political mistake similar to Bush's "Mission Accomplished" banner. Which do you think it will be?


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Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Good Lord, we are still technically at war with North Korea, and we still have troops in South Korea, and I am probably one of the VERY few, if not the only one on Sugar that remembers that “war”. We are further along now in Iraq, then we are on the Korean peninsula today. I think it is safe to say we have a claim to victory in Iraq; all that is in question is the magnitude and significance of that victory. As I said in my earlier post we will not know that for the next three to five years. :fogy:
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
HAHAHAHA, I laugh in the face of Steve King and those who intend to support this idiocy.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Have we begun removing our troops? Troop removal only begins after the war is finished. Therefore the war is over. We'll see if the benefits are lasting.
nylorac nylorac 8 years
how can you win a war that has not even been concluded?
luna08 luna08 8 years
Wow, that's winning? I think these people should concentrate on what they were elected to do instead on franticly trying to repair and legitimize Bush's "legacy".
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I agree with Grandpa on this one.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Well said Grandpa
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
If Iraq proves to be a nation with a free press, and free elections, Iraq will indeed be an astonishing success. We probably will not be able to judge the magnitude of the success for another three to five years.
Lukin Lukin 8 years
Regardless of my personal view on the war, and the political agenda behind this... you can't say anything about whether a war was won or not until it's OVER.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
This is a war they won?????
zeze zeze 8 years
I think we are on the right track, it has been a hard and long road and there is still more ahead, but I'm happy with where we are headed.
piper23 piper23 8 years
If the war in Iraq were already won, I wouldn't be playing the role of a single parent right now. Yes, Iraq is stable but until all of the troops come home, we haven't won anything. In my humble opinion.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
All right! Now can we official change the name of Iraq to "Iraq bought to you by the American People & Pepsi!" The exclamation point in the new name is absolutely crucial.
stephley stephley 8 years
This really is revoltingly cynical. If Bush won the war, there'd be no need for this resolution.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
If I were a lawmaker I would introduce legislation that limited the amount of stupid resolutions made every year.
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