Mar 27 2012

12-2-1

Published by at 4:36 pm under Iraq

That's the win, loss, tie record of the US in its wars. More if you count the Indian Wars and the other smaller skirmishes over the two centuries of the country's existence.

Stephen Walt has a great article up point out  again-how the US will ultimately end up the loser in Iraq, My only question is when we stop blaming ourselves and put much of the blame on the Iraqis-being Arabs after all and therefore worthless-instead of ourselves. Our problem was that we failed to recognize how worthless they really were.

But some people tried to tell us.

The tragedy of wasted lives and continuing damage to the land of my birth will live on for years to come.

Thanks George and Don-thanks a lot! Losing is still losing.

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  1. Todd Frohwirthon 28 Mar 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Which was the tie? Guessing Vietnam is the other loss.

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  2. Skippy-sanon 28 Mar 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Korea

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  3. Kevinon 31 Mar 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I was stationed at Camp Patriot when the ssgt and her unit were backloading to the Boxer.  The event caused quite a few problems – the Kuwaiti's wanted to know about the father before they issued a birth certificate, and they apparently made life difficult for the passport section of the embassy.
    The only thing that kept her from getting court martialed was the fact that her deployment was short enough that the father probably was her husband back in CONUS . 
    It gave our medical guys something to do though.  They strapped an ambulance down for the LCAC ride bringing mom and baby back to the beach.
    It was a "this is a giant pain in the ass, but it at least it broke up routine" event.  And it gave us something to talk about for a week or 2.

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