President Obama announced Tuesday night “that the American combat
mission in Iraq has ended” in a grim little speech from the Oval Office.
He spoke for 18 minutes and managed to avoid asking - - let alone
answering - - any essential questions about the war such as: Did it make
America safer, and was it really worth it?
He was very clear when it came to praising the troops. “At every turn, America’s men and women in uniform have served with courage and resolve,” he said, in a statement nobody would dispute.
But surely war should be about more than showing off the valor and prowess of our troops.