Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally, A Partial Ending In Iraq

"Let me say this as plainly as I can," Obama told the Marines. "By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."
On a good note, I am definitely very uplifted and happy that the last of the "combat" troops from the United States is leaving Iraq, although they are still leaving 50,000 troops, ostensibly not in combat. Regardless, that many troops finally out of Iraq's fire line (even though all Iraqis and Americans in Iraq are vulnerable to suicide bombs and other things aimed not entirely against the military, both Iraqi and America) it is one less American that is putting his or her body on the line for certain stress, disaster and death.

So, what 7+ months since "Mission Accomplished" was uttered by some little guy in a military flight suit on an aircraft carrier out in the middle of the ocean ...

Welcome home, soldiers! Really.

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