Originally posted by whodey
"TV stations in Bagdad are calling it, "Iraq Day", which the Saturday deadline for US troops to completely withdraw from Iraq. Stations aligned with Sunni and Shiite extremist groups are calling it the "Day of Defeating the Occupier". It was a day of burning American flags and chanti ...[text shortened]... Who won and why?
Also, how long do you think the American placed government can survive?
Who won the war? Iraqis or the Americans?
It depends entirely of what was the purpose of the war. Why USA entered Iraq from the first time.
Was it to fulfil the threat "Show us your massdestruction weapons, or we will go in and find them ourselves!"? Then USA lost, becase Iraq didn't have these weapons.
Was it to kill Saddam Hussein, for some obscure reaons? Then USA won. But lost its moral inthe process.
Was it to get oil? Then USA won. But show themself as robbers.
Or what was the reason to go to war with Iraq at that time? We can always construct a new objective for the war, but that is to rewrite the history. Like Bagdad Bob tried / ordered to do.
The Iraqis are the winners from now one. Because now hey are the one to create their own future.