It was said emphatically, repeatedly and some continue to say it to this day that:
They’ve been sent there to loot the country.
They will colonize the country.
They will never leave.
They will …
The reality being:
After unseating a serial military invader who had the blood of many hundreds of thousands of Iranians as well as Iraqis on his hands, and by all probability would have ruled the country for many more decades before handing it to his equally diabolical sons:
Today, the last contingent of the victorious American military units left Iraq.
Today, the Iraqi people are masters of their own destiny.
Today, the current rapid changes in the for longest time tyranny ruled region can be traced back to defeating Saddam Hussein.
Welcome home soldiers, you’ve done America proud.