GWOT Timeline Update

In his press conference today, President Bush said that a US military presence in Iraq will be “decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq.” Assuming he’s planning to serve out his full term, that means that the war will last at least until 20 January 2009, the 2,134th day after the invasion of Iraq.

With that in mind, I’ve updated the Global War on Terror timeline comparison.

The good news is that the projected length of the Iraq War is still less than the length of the Vietnam War. The bad news is that the amount of time we’ve been in Iraq hasn’t quite reached the amount of time that elapsed between the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the Tet Offensive.