America Accepts Defeat in Iraq

After nine years, 4,500 American lives and a price tag of $800 billion, Washington officially ended the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

Ten years ago, President Bush promised to relentlessly march against terrorism “until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” And yet, just a few months ago, America was pleading for Iraq to allow a measly 3,000 U.S. troops to remain in Iraq for the sake of security. But the Iraqi prime minister sharply rebuffed the request and instead bowed before intense pressure coming from Tehran and the pro-Iran factions in Iraq.

American power is now in full-scale retreat. And this rapid decline has been on full display throughout the war against terrorism. It was also foretold in your Bible, which is why, from the very beginning of the war against terrorism, we told you that the United States did not have the “necessary will” to win the war. That forecast was based on Leviticus 26:19.

We told you early on that as active and aggressive as America would be in the war, in the end, its strength would be spent in vain. Now the major media outlets are writing about these developments every day it seems.

This week, the United States of America accepted defeat in Iraq—the “mother of all disasters,” to use the words from a recent piece in the Weekly Standard. America’s military power has been shockingly diminished. Its economy is broken. And social unrest is now spilling into our streets.

It’s been a decade of defeat for the United States.