Well, that's it. When they close the main PX , the war is over. The State Department will have to demand higher isolation allowances so that they can fly in Swiss watches and deck shoes as diplomatic freight.
This post is written in what used to be called "an ironic style" or perhaps even "a sarcastic manner." In this debased age I have heard that this is called "snark." This seems to be viewed in a negative way. I suppose that is a reflection of the "mommyism" that afflicts the people.
This post is dedicated to all those who have insisted here over the years that the US effort in Iraq was a neo-colonial enterprise motivated by a crude desire to seize or control Iraq's f-----g oil. You were wrong. You were wrong. The US motivation was the neocon absurdity about the perfectability of human societies. In the neocon view such perfection would include transformation of the Iraqis into Western Man and an eternal friendliness towards the Zionist Project. They were wrong.
Once the thing was well and truly started the inertia involved was enough to keep it rolling along. Echo of a song?
The fact is that the Iraqi resistance and politicians won. The various insurgents and terrorist groups fought us to a standstill. The "Surge?" What crap! The Sons of Iraq ended the insurgency. They will be back in opposition to the Shia run government of Iraq. The Iraqis won politically as well. Proof? They have now shown us the door.
Oh, yes! The Iranians won as well. pl