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(Fark)   "Mission Accomplished" TEN years ago. How have you been enjoying the last 10 years of peace and prosperity?   (fark.com) divider line 91
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2013-05-01 10:54:49 AM  
My gut tells me they've been great.
 
2013-05-01 10:55:35 AM  
BUT BENGHAZI
 
2013-05-01 10:55:35 AM  
Stuffing my codpiece.
 
2013-05-01 10:55:38 AM  
I've been completely unaffected. Somebody get me a cheeseburger. My diabetes hurts.
 
2013-05-01 10:56:47 AM  
I finally got my flying car, so there's that.
 
2013-05-01 10:56:51 AM  
Still basking in the afterglow of the surge.
 
2013-05-01 10:58:31 AM  
Lets see...

10 years ago I had just gotten out of the Army. Since then?

Enrolled in college. Used the GI Bill and Army College Fund to pay for ~85% of my college expenses. Got a good job. Got a better job. Lost the better job, went unemployed for a little bit. Got a great job (where I am now). Got married and we're expecting our first child later this summer.

So... pretty good?
 
2013-05-01 10:59:42 AM  
In the last ten years I achieved a graduate degree and a new professional job, that I loved for a while. But I also lost to cancer: my father-in-law, two aunts, an uncle, my father, and my husband.

So lots of good things happened in the last decade, but if I had known what else was coming I'm not sure if I could have made it.

/hoping the next decade gets better
 
2013-05-01 10:59:52 AM  
This kind of sums it up...

www.godlikeproductions.com
 
2013-05-01 11:00:09 AM  
Why is this a link to 5 years ago? Did we not have a "Mission Accomplished" thread when it happened?
 
2013-05-01 11:00:29 AM  
Depends if you live in a part of the world that's an Aldous Huxley dystopia or the part that's an Orwelliean dystopia.
 
2013-05-01 11:00:34 AM  
I've been doing pretty well.

Can't say the same for Iraq.
 
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2013-05-01 11:02:05 AM  
Depends... did you LIKE having legs?
 
2013-05-01 11:02:07 AM  

Calmamity: My gut tells me they've been great.


Just because it can hold a beer, doesn't make it good...

www.grizzlycentral.com
 
2013-05-01 11:03:33 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


Rick Romero says: Obama has not been President for ten years.
 
2013-05-01 11:07:07 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


Funny - when you let a preschool-aged child speak on your behalf, you actually sound a little bit smarter.
 
2013-05-01 11:09:21 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


In summation, you've spent the last 10 years trolling.  Good God man, that's time you're never going to get back.
 
2013-05-01 11:09:54 AM  
Everything was fine until Jan. 2009
 
2013-05-01 11:10:15 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


wat
 
2013-05-01 11:10:22 AM  

Calmamity: My gut tells me they've been great.


assets.amuniversal.com
 
2013-05-01 11:12:24 AM  

Skeptos: I've been doing pretty well.

Can't say the same for Iraq.


I think we have done just about everything we can to drag the people of the Middle East out of the tenth century.  It really is not our fault that they simply don't want to advance.
 
2013-05-01 11:15:10 AM  

Brick-House: Calmamity: My gut tells me they've been great.

Just because it can hold a beer, doesn't make it good...

[www.grizzlycentral.com image 399x322]


Holy hell, I hope that's photoshoped.
 
2013-05-01 11:17:29 AM  
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Pictured: Enjoying Victory in Iraq
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Pictured: American service member enjoying the feeling of a Free Iraq
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Pictured: Army soldier waiting in line for hours for his picture with Saddam's WMDs
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Pictured: Iraqi woman thanks an American soldier for her liberty.
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Pictured: An Iraqi artist creates a tribute to the American liberators on his property.
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Pictured: Iraqi merchants prepare an American-style Bar-be-Que for their newly found foreign friends in arms.
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Pictured: American infantry soldier plays tag with the child of his host family.
 
2013-05-01 11:18:31 AM  
 
2013-05-01 11:18:32 AM  
I'm enjoying the cheap gasoline brought about by bringing all that Iraqi oil to market...

...wait, what do you mean it's $4.19/gallon today?
 
2013-05-01 11:19:32 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-01 11:20:08 AM  

you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion


Mercifully, we could then say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton's America.

.
 
2013-05-01 11:23:17 AM  

Guelph35: I'm enjoying the cheap gasoline brought about by bringing all that Iraqi oil to market...

...wait, what do you mean it's $4.19/gallon today?


Cheap for whom?

If you were ever thinking it was for your (average people) advantage at the gas pump, boy were you dreaming.

Did the profit for his buddies who own big oil went up a few fold? You gotta ask.
 
2013-05-01 11:24:42 AM  
Wars consist of many varying missions. It is possible to accomplish a mission without ending a war.

The more you know.
 
2013-05-01 11:28:08 AM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up...

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]


45.995362,-84.830482
 
2013-05-01 11:30:53 AM  

mayIFark: Guelph35: I'm enjoying the cheap gasoline brought about by bringing all that Iraqi oil to market...

...wait, what do you mean it's $4.19/gallon today?

Cheap for whom?

If you were ever thinking it was for your (average people) advantage at the gas pump, boy were you dreaming.

Did the profit for his buddies who own big oil went up a few fold? You gotta ask.


Just to clarify, you make most money when you can buy it for cheap yet be able to sell it for even higher price. The war enabled both. Along with expensive contacts for his defense contractor buddies, this was the second reason for the war. Was there a third? His dad's vengeance. So, 3 birds in one stone. You gotta say, that was a clear deal. I just wonder how many of these 3 missions where accomplished on this day.
 
2013-05-01 11:33:06 AM  

Guelph35: I'm enjoying the cheap gasoline brought about by bringing all that Iraqi oil to market...

...wait, what do you mean it's $4.19/gallon today?


Do you live in Georgetown, by chance? For those of you outside DC, the price of gas here is about $3.50/gal. In G-town, however, there are multiple stations selling gas for upwards of $4.40/gal.

I get that stations have to price things according to the area, but the distance between the cheapest ($3.39) and costliest ($4.69) is 3.5 miles. (For funsies, the distance between the cheapest and second-costliest - $4.49/gal - is about half that; 1.8mi.)
 
2013-05-01 11:33:36 AM  

MyRandomName: Wars consist of many varying missions. It is possible to accomplish a mission without ending a war.

The more you know.


As I just posted, the war had 3 missions:

1) Increase defense budget so his buddies can make some money
2) Get their oil
3) Take care of his father's vengeance.

Which of these missions where accomplished on this day 10 years ago?
 
2013-05-01 11:39:38 AM  
I don't know about the peace, but the prosperity hasn't been too bad, and the surprising lack of Saddam Hussein has been quite refreshing.
 
2013-05-01 11:41:29 AM  

you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion


January 2001. Unbelievable.
 
2013-05-01 11:45:38 AM  

you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion


Reading that is just simply depressing.  It was funny in 2001.  It's sad now that it turned out to be mostly prophetic.
 
2013-05-01 11:57:16 AM  

thunderbird8804: I don't know about the peace, but the prosperity hasn't been too bad, and the surprising lack of Saddam Hussein has been quite refreshing.


Yea, he was constantly knocking over my parents' mailbox, and stealing their lawn ornaments. Thank god he's gone.
 
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2013-05-01 12:00:24 PM  

Frozboz: you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion

Reading that is just simply depressing.  It was funny in 2001.  It's sad now that it turned out to be mostly prophetic.



You don't need to be a prophet to predict results of republican administrations.
 
2013-05-01 12:07:17 PM  

cubic_spleen: 45.995362,-84.830482


I see what you did there.
 
2013-05-01 12:08:06 PM  

you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion


And who can forget this crazy bit of irreverence:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-wont-stop-asking-cheney-if-we- ca n-invade-yet,59/
 
2013-05-01 12:08:17 PM  

Brick-House: This kind of sums it up... [www.godlikeproductions.com image 360x450]

[Citation Needed], as if you'll post some.
 
2013-05-01 12:08:24 PM  

Car_Ramrod: thunderbird8804: I don't know about the peace, but the prosperity hasn't been too bad, and the surprising lack of Saddam Hussein has been quite refreshing.

Yea, he was constantly knocking over my parents' mailbox, and stealing their lawn ornaments. Thank god he's gone.


I don't know about the hijinks, but I was getting pretty tired of reading an endless parade of articles about the man's most recent murder victims (among other "indiscretions")
 
2013-05-01 12:20:36 PM  

gameshowhost: you have pee hands: http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of- p eace-and-pros,464/

/Thanks, Onion

Mercifully, we could then say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton's America.


Seconded. Especially the last 6 years.
 
2013-05-01 12:24:59 PM  
IMpatiently waiting for somebody to haul Bush and Co. to The Hague.
 
2013-05-01 12:28:14 PM  

thunderbird8804: Car_Ramrod: thunderbird8804: I don't know about the peace, but the prosperity hasn't been too bad, and the surprising lack of Saddam Hussein has been quite refreshing.

Yea, he was constantly knocking over my parents' mailbox, and stealing their lawn ornaments. Thank god he's gone.

I don't know about the hijinks, but I was getting pretty tired of reading an endless parade of articles about the man's most recent murder victims (among other "indiscretions")


static.guim.co.uk
Forgive and forget
The new Che shirt coming to a hipster near you.
 
2013-05-01 12:33:31 PM  
I was basking in the blissful glow of freedom and prosperity until the nightmarish day of January 20, 2009 - the day the terrorists won.

The stock market crashed, millions of Americans lost their jobs, and the terrified and wretched survivors were reduced to hiding in the rubble of their foreclosed homes, as jackbooted government thugs patrolled the ground looking for guns to grab and babies to abort, while sinister drones criscrossed the eternally gloomy skies overhead.

*pulls up sleeve, exposing bar code on forearm*

This is burned in by laser scan. Some of us were kept alive... to work... loading bodies. The disposal units ran night and day. We were that close to going out forever. But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the FEMA camps, to smash those liberal motherfarkers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink. His name is Romney. Mitt Romney. Your son, Lenore, your unborn son.
 
2013-05-01 12:35:58 PM  

bluorangefyre: IMpatiently waiting for somebody to haul Bush and Co. to The Hague.


Saw "The World According to Cheney" documentary the other day and he admitted to war crimes (while not calling them war crimes) others have been executed for.
 
2013-05-01 12:36:18 PM  

Parthenogenetic: I was basking in the blissful glow of freedom and prosperity until the nightmarish day of January 20, 2009 - the day the terrorists won.

The stock market crashed, millions of Americans lost their jobs, and the terrified and wretched survivors were reduced to hiding in the rubble of their foreclosed homes, as jackbooted government thugs patrolled the ground looking for guns to grab and babies to abort, while sinister drones criscrossed the eternally gloomy skies overhead.

*pulls up sleeve, exposing bar code on forearm*

This is burned in by laser scan. Some of us were kept alive... to work... loading bodies. The disposal units ran night and day. We were that close to going out forever. But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the FEMA camps, to smash those liberal motherfarkers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink. His name is Romney. Mitt Romney. Your son, Lenore, your unborn son.


*single tear of joy*
 
2013-05-01 12:44:33 PM  
I am doing pretty good, thanks for asking.
 
2013-05-01 12:54:45 PM  
time sure flies.
 
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