Yesterday, just about every major news network held special coverage of the last American combat brigade leaving Iraq, apparently signifying the end of the war there. But as this article from Antiwar.com notes, it’s simply just an elaborate farce meant to dupe the people into believing an end to only one of America’s war has finally come.
It was another of those great TV moments. Embedded reports filming as the “last” brigade of American troops in Iraq cross the border into Kuwait bringing over seven years of unhappy conflict to its final, conclusive end. America was, at last, at peace.But like so many other great TV moments, this one was a scripted fantasy, a fake exit done purely for political gain by an increasingly unpopular president trying to look like he is keeping at least one campaign promise.
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