"I believe we were also supposed to be welcomed as liberators, but we both know how that has gone." - CHGODMK It 'went' when we didn't go. To liberate is to free, to conquer is to stay. We turned liberation into conquest and occupation when we decided to stay around and cash in on being able to control what was done in Iraq and who got the contracts to do it. We turned liberation into conquest when the neocons were spouting off about how we would use the nation of Iraq as base to dominate the region. Less than a week after we toppled the statue of Saddam someone had painted upon the base "All dun go home!" Their English might not have been so good, but their observation and advice was.
Key U.S. House Democrat cites troublesome issues in Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: The victory won't be American