January 7, 2014

Fallujah, al-Qaeda and American Sacrifice

Tom Rogan, National Review

The Associated Press

Regardless of what Iraq becomes — whether a model of democracy for the region, or a flawed but semi-functioning democracy, or a failed state — those Americans who died in Iraq died for more than one another. Ultimately, only the historians will be able to answer the question of whether Iraq was worth it. Nevertheless, we must pay heed to what Americans like Lance Corporal Franklin Sweger achieved with their sacrifices. They saved many Iraqi lives.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East, Fallujah, Iraq

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