The War in Afghanistan has now gone on longer than the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Iraq War. It's been over 8 years since October 7, 2001. Next milestones to surpass - American Revolution (8 years 4 months, 16 days) and the Vietnam War (8 years, 5 months, 21 days).From TYWKIWDBI. Also, too, the war in Iraq has been going on since mid-March 03; if we do a little rounding, that gives us an astonishing 14 years and 8 months of war time. Thanks, George! When you were elected back in 2000, my attitude was that you were clearly not a complete idiot, but that you had no knowledge or interest in anything pertaining to governance, and that in your four years you wouldn't really be able to do any lasting damage.
I stand corrected.
Just think... you're likely to take the record as the US President who started not just one, but both, of the longest-lasting military engagements in US history. Way to go. You'll take number one in March.