Baghdad Falls and Saddam Hussein is Defeated: The 7th Anniversary by Gregory Hilton

It was 7 years ago today that United States and coalition forces entered the capital city of Baghdad, and the first steps were taken toward a new and democratic Iraq. At the height of his power, Saddam Hussein controlled a one million man Army, sent rockets into space, financed and trained dozens of terrorist groups, and came close to developing an atomic bomb. Thanks to the United States and its coalition partners, there are no longer any political prisoners, no executions, no torture at Abu Ghraib Prison and no limit on the freedom of expression.
The terrorists have not completely abandoned Iraq, but the large scale inhuman carnage and suffering has stopped. In his Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln said “That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Over 4,300 Americans perished in Operation Iraqi Freedom, but the remarkable outcome has merited their sacrifice. They established a foundation of peace for generations to come.
They liberated an oppressed people who had endured 35 years of a brutal dictatorship, and 29 million Iraqi’s now have a far better life. They sent a powerful message to the 315 million residents of the Middle East who lack democracy and human rights. American soldiers also stopped the terrorists and they protected us against an enemy whose ultimate goal is the destruction of innocent American lives. Operation Iraqi Freedom has been achieved, and America’s mission is being accomplished.

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