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The End of the Iraq War on 'Colbert' -- Was the War Worth It? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 20th 2010 12:58AM
The End of the Iraq War on 'Colbert' -- Was the War Worth It?"WE DID IT!" This is the message emblazoned on the screen in huge capital letters during 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central). Yes; it's time to celebrate the last American combat troops leaving Iraq. So, let's do it up; Stephen Colbert-style.

Balloons fall -- and Stephen yells, and lifts his arms in victory. The combat phase of the Iraq War is officially over! And now that it is over, Colbert remembers to give credit where credit is due. And the person who deserves all the credit? President George W. Bush.

"After all," Stephen says, "if this man hadn't lead us into war, it certainly wouldn't be over now." Um, that's kind of a tautology, but also a good point, we guess.

However, Stephen does criticize the fact that the last troops sort of "snuck" out of the country before dawn. "What are we -- slinking home after some one-night stand?" he says.

So, that's the end of the combat section of the Iraq War. The war itself has lasted seven years. For comparison's sake, it took the United States only four years to defeat German, Italy, and Japan during World War II.

What do you guys think? Was the Iraq War a victory? Did it help stop terrorism? Our troops served bravely and made many sacrifices -- but was the war worth it?

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Liz

its not over their was 100,000 troops down in iraq only 50,000 are coming home. the rest are going to stay thier and train more troops. aka private army. this is BS. and overall the US, owns iraq now and those untaped oil.

August 20 2010 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mixed

Seriously, the iraqi war is over....lol. This saga continues to make fools out of the American people.

August 20 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cmamajane

Maybe this would be funny if so many troops hadn't died or come home with such severe injuries but it was just tasteless. As funny as the useless Vietnam war. Shame on you Colbert.

August 20 2010 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rocklord

Is tvsquad trying to become another huffington post???

August 20 2010 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

"it took the United States only four years to defeat German, Italy, and Japan during World War II."

What??

August 20 2010 at 6:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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