Monday, March 21, 2016

Editorial: The increasingly forgotten war

On the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, another US service member died in Iraq.

The Combined Joint Task Force issued the following:

March 19, 2016
Release #20160319-02

Operation Inherent Resolve Casualty

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve can confirm the death of a Coalition service member in northern Iraq today as a result of enemy action.

Further information will be released as appropriate.

It is CJTF-OIR policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

It could have been the hook for multiple news stories.

But too many forgot that the Iraq War began on the night of March 19th in the United States.

You had US news outlets and US voices insisting the Iraq War started on March 20th.

That's how little it matters today.

You only had to see the pathetically small turnout at the NYC protest to really get how little the Iraq War matters.

Heartfelt condolences go out to the family of this fallen Marine, killed Saturday in an ISIS attack in Iraq.

The USMC just released a photo of SSgt Louis Cardin, KIA Saturday in Iraq. RIP Marine.

The Iraq War continues.

Here on the left, far too many of us ignore it except to whine about Bully Boy Bush -- who, for the record, left the White House in January 2009.

Is the war on autopilot?

Or are too many just too cowardly and craven to criticize Barack Obama?

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