The year Iraq was lost for good

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by Kelley B. Vlahos

12/29/09

It’s been a long while since anyone has even debated whether ‘victory’ was applicable to the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent seven-year occupation of Iraq. But 2009 was the year that the war’s sad fate in the history books was assured, no doubt leaving hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women to feel as though their sacrifice, and that of their comrades, has been largely unfulfilled by anything remotely resembling ‘one of the great achievements of mankind.’ No, in addition to what the Washington Post called ‘one of the most unpopular wars in American history,’ Iraq was all but officially declared a ‘non-victory’ in the waning days of 2008 by none other than Gen. David Petraeus, now head of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), who could hardly be accused of bias against the American cause in Iraq and the Long War...

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