Monday, December 19, 2011

The War Is Over--At Least in Iraq

On December 18, 2011, after nearly nine years of occupation, the Iraq War is finally over.  Just in time for the holidays, the last remaining troops have been removed from Iraq and can finally come home.  This is certainly cause for a celebration.  And unlike Vietnam, we actually won this war for the most part despite the fact that our victory was rather Pyrrhic indeed.

However, Afghanistan is another story.  Our troops are still there, and it is still not entirely clear when we will get out, despite the fact that we got Bin Laden in Pakistan and neutralized many other senior members of Al-Qaeda.  And we need to promptly end that war as well, and leave on the prevailing (somewhat) high note lest it become the next Vietnam.

War is over, if you want it.

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