Tag Archive: Gulf War

Stormin’ Norman Gone

Norman Schwarzkopf has died. Schwarzkopf could easily have entered politics after his victory in the Gulf War, but refused to do so, preferring to retire with his wife of 44 years. He also famously refused to kneel before Queen Elizabeth when she knighted him, believing that Americans should not kneel or bow to a foreign sovereign.

RIP, Norman. You earned it.

Update: My favorite Schwarzkopf quote:

As far as Saddam Hussein being a

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The End of Iraq

Well, at least officially:

America’s contentious and costly war in Iraq officially ended Thursday with an understated ceremony in Baghdad that contrasted sharply with its thundering start almost nine years ago.

U.S. troops lowered the flag of command that flew over the Iraqi capital, carefully rolled it and cased it in camouflage in accordance with Army tradition.

This is right on the timeline set by Bush and on the baseline set by the Iraqi … Read more