Hear, hear! Thanks for this well-written article that dispels the lies and obfuscation being spread by even folks on the left these days. It's interesting that not one of the comments below addresses the points you made in the article, preferring to spin their own web of misinformation and outright bullshit.
As for the folks clutching their pearls about the "gains" made at great cost in blood and treasure to the US....are you there now seeking to sustain those gains? What's stopping you?