Charles G. Cogan on the Iraq war

A War to End All Misbegotten Wars
The Huffington Post
December 21, 2011
Commentary by: Charles G. Cogan, associate with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program
Topic: Iraq war

“Eight and a half years after a U.S. president caricatured the office by appearing on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit get-up to announce ‘Mission Accomplished,’ the Iraq War has finally ended for American troops. A war begun under a number of flawed pretexts — from non-existent weapons of mass destruction to ‘he tried to kill mah Daddy’ — has now ended, with 4,487 American soldiers dead and 32,226 wounded, not to speak of Allied casualties and the more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians who died.”

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