President Obama revealed the new carpet in the Oval Office last night. And announced the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
According to me, its a step in the right direction. I was surprised when someone sitting next to me said “What a joke. Obama didn’t do anything. Bush finished the war years ago. Why should Obama get credit for cleaning up?” First, Bush didn’t finish anything. He left us a big old mess of torture scandals and unscrupulous contractors, and videos showing the deaths of civilians. Second, that big old mess is far from being over. Now we get to the work of silently being in the country as “support”, and trying to take care of all our veterans. Now come the memoirs and the war movies and the rewriting of the war to fit with the image America wants to have of itself.