"Our combat mission in iraq is finished."
B Hussein has announced that our "combat mission" in Iraq is finished. However...he is leaving fifty thousand non-combat troops in country.
Now, to my military mind, our non-combatant troops arrived in south Vietnam in 1954 to assist the French in training the South Vietnamese army. No combat troops were committed.
Remember 1965? When we really began sending combat troops over there?
Now, which President was in office in 1965?
Would you like a hint? He also expanded welfare beyond our wildest dreams.
Did you say LBJ(D)? Right-a-roony!
And when did we pull our troops (one and all) out of South Vietnam? 1972?
So, we are talking 12 years of combat mission as opposed to 11 years of non-combat mission.
And what happened in South Vietnam, after we bailed out?
Ahhh, you don't remember do you?
So, we are back again to those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to live it again.