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Iraq - American Victory?
marymary100 - 13-1-2008 at 12:30

George Bush believes that when the final pages of history books discussing the war in Iraq are written, they will say


'Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world'



here

Do you expect that history books written in countries other than America will agree with his assessment?


janet - 13-1-2008 at 12:35

Well, the MIGHT mention the fact that there were other countries involved, the young people from other countries dying in the effort..... rather than making it seem that the US was the only one involved....


LSemmens - 13-1-2008 at 14:22

History is always written by the winners. I'm sure that American history books will word it that way, as for the rest, I'm not so sure.


TooCute4Words - 13-1-2008 at 14:27

Nuclear and Chemical weapons that didn't exist?

Lovely Oil fields for the taking?


George W.Bush can't talk his way out of that?

But he does have a nice script to read from :D


Wilbur - 13-1-2008 at 17:19

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
George Bush believes that when the final pages of history books discussing the war in Iraq are written, they will say


'Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world'



here

Do you expect that history books written in countries other than America will agree with his assessment?


WWI and WWII all over again.........smokin:


scholar - 13-1-2008 at 20:40

Toward the beginning, when 40 nations were either sending troops or otherwise helping/supporting the operation, President Bush was very careful to acknowledge our many partners, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, and others. He certainly didn't intentionally exclude them. Citizens of Iraq, itself, have ultimately been the most crucial in the success there.


the bear - 13-1-2008 at 23:51

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
George Bush believes that when the final pages of history books discussing the war in Iraq are written, they will say


'Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world'



here

Do you expect that history books written in countries other than America will agree with his assessment?



His speech sort of convienently omitts to mention British and Commonwealth troops that are part of the "peace bringing" army, also that things are going so well, ( I don't think so)he's now having to re think the amount of troops he's bringing home and slow the withdrawal down.

Bush? its just words.


Regards the Bear