W's "five steps in our plan to help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom":
1. hand over authority to a sovereign Iraqi government.2 out of 5... six years later!DONE!2. help establish the stability and security in Iraq that democracy requires.still waiting... how many dead in car-bombs this year???3. continue rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure.??? - has anyone heard how many hours of electricity Baghdad has these days?4. encourage more international support.
... how 'bout water & sewage?... is ANYONE other than U.S. now engaged with Iraq? Oh, wait - China has a big contract to refurbish oil fields!5. move toward free, national elections that will bring forward new leaders empowered by the Iraqi people.
Anyone else???DONE! -
... and recent elections even suggest relatively smooth transition of administrations!
And let's not forget W's proposed gift to the Iraqi people!
"America will fund the construction of a modern, maximum security prison."
Diligent readers will recall the fate of this promise.
Report: Empty Prison in Iraq a $40M 'Failure'Ah, yes! - W's gift to the Iraqi people: "a monument to waste".
US watchdogs: Empty prison in Iraq 'monument' to waste and contractor shortcomings
Eventually the U.S. will simply walk out of Iraq.
All hell may break loose, or not.
Whatever - it'll no longer be OUR problem.
Why not today?
Note: the really fun thing about observing this anniversary is that all I have to do it copy/paste from preceding year's post!