Blast from the Past

7 years ago today:

Bush warned the nation that the conflict “could be longer and more difficult than some predict.”

But he assured Americans that “this will not be a campaign of half-measures, and we will accept no outcome except victory.

We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people,” he said.

Bush also told Americans that “helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country will require our sustained commitment.”

To celebrate, I caught a late-night showing of Green Zone, which centers around an American soldier searching for WMDs and the truth behind the bad intelligence leading up to the invasion. Near the end, one of the Iraqis tells him, “It is not up to you to decide what happens here.”

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