VIDEO: How Iraq Was Won and Lost

If you ask most people about the Iraq War, they’ll tell you it was a total disaster. They’ll tell you that George W. Bush lost the war, and Barack Obama cut our losses. But that’s totally backwards.

In this week’s new video, Pete Hegseth, who served in the Iraq war as an Army lieutenant, explains what really happened: President Bush won the war with the surge, leaving office with a stable and quiet Iraq, and then President Obama withdrew, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

EDITORS NOTE: I was a U.S. Army Lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. We lost the Vietnam war in the same way we lost the Iraq war. The newly elected President Nixon went to the bargaining table, keeping his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Vietnam.

President Nixon cut a fragile peace deal with the North Vietnamese. When the North Vietnamese Army invaded South Vietnam, after all of our troops had been withdrawn, Congress failed to provide the needed support promised in the peace agreement. The American people and our elected officials lost their collective “resolve” during the protests against the Vietnam War just as they did in Iraq.

Sadly we once again see that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

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