Yesterday the war in Iraq officially came to an end. The American flag in Baghdad was taken down, a somber ceremony was held (with no representation from the Iraqi government), and peace was declared.
The war lasted 9 years, with 4,500 Americans giving their lives.
So it’s over. Where is the jubilation? Where is the celebration in Times Square? The Washington Post put the story on p.3.
We conquered the country and overthrew Saddam Hussein. Doesn’t that count as a victory? Why doesn’t it feel like one? Do you think the war was worth it?
What do you think will happen now?