The Iraq War: Totally “Ended” “Good” for Iraqis at Least…
Leave aside the strategic blow to US interests (not able or willing to even stop Iranian resupplies of Syria), the US deaths and lost/wasted money, the prestige issue etc which are all a powerful case AGAINST having gone to war, instead of the many good alternative courses that existed…. Just use the preferred Neo-Con logic of moralizing for the objects of their might, by measuring the “freedom effect” for Iraqis. (And forget the HUGE cost in Iraqi ruined lives etc. which happen when you try to “make omlettes”)
“…Sunday was the second-deadliest day in September, with at least 33 people killed and 106 wounded in attacks, which occurred in Baghdad and the nearby areas of Taji, Madain and Tarmiyah, and also hit Kut, Mosul, south of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, and areas around Baquba.
In Baghdad’s central Karrada district, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car, scattering debris for dozens of meters from the site of the blast, shattering store windows and smashing cars.
A headless, limbless torso surrounded by pieces of flesh lay at the scene.
“I was in my shop and I heard the sound of a very powerful explosion,” said a store owner who gave his name only as Abu Ihab. “Dust was everywhere.”
“We were sitting in the shop while police were collecting flesh,” he said. “Human flesh was on the sidewalk, being collected and put in plastic bags.”