Iraq has once again taken over the headlines and the armchair warriors are valiantly fighting President Obama for not fighting in Iraq and fighting the enemy (whomever they may be) who are fighting each other, as they have been historically fighting that fight as long as they have had the energy to fight.
The Iraq debacle was a war precipitated by the United States based on lies of WMDs in their possession and a conspiracy threatening our country. The real reason is far less explosive, but equally conspiratorial: The Bush/Cheney impetus. Bush: "Watch Dad, I'm going to break your enemy for you." Cheney: "Watch Halliburton, I'm going to break the bank for you."
In June of 2008 President George Bush signed signed the Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraq cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces would be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.
Wily guy that Bush. He always had that little sparkle in his eye, but how did he know that his signing America's complete withdrawal from Iraq back then would, by some home-brewed heroes be blamed on President Obama six years later?