U.S. Representative John Carter declares Iraq War a "huge success"After Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha called for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Texas Congressman John Carter and ten other Republicans held a press conference to brand Murtha's amendment a "surrender provision" and attempt to re-link the Iraq War with 9/11 in spite of an utter lack of evidence.
Carter proudly proclaimed the invasion and occupation of Iraq a "huge success".
We have a huge success. In fact, if you weigh this war against any other war in any other period in the history of the United States, we are very, very successful. But you need to study your history and realize that this is a well-run, successful war and will go to a conclusion which will be of great value to the Middle East.
The Iraq War has claimed the lives of more than 2,050 U.S. soldiers; cost more than $200 billion; failed to seal its borders; failed to anticipate the insurgency; failed to avoid a descent into anarchy; and failed to avoid a resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism and Iranian influence.
Given Carter's definition of success, it is no wonder Carter feels no need to admit a mistake or demand accountability.
The voters of Williamson County will have an opportunity to demand accountability in their elected representation next November.