Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today is VI Day

Vicotry in Iraq Day - November 22, 2008
November 22, 2008

We won. The war is over. Read why here

If you doubt this assertion, please go back to that link in the last sentence and read that post carefully. If you still are doubtful, go to Michael Yon's website and read his dispatches, going back several years, to see how the situation in Iraq has changed for the better (Yon is an independent writer who has been on the scene in Iraq and Afghanistan for most of the past five years.)

From now on, instead of feeling depressed every November 22nd (having lived through the assassination of President Kennedy,) I will remember today instead, and recall these words of JFK:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
My eternal gratitude goes to the men and women of our armed forces who served and sacrificed in Iraq to make this day possible.

I avoid politics on this blog, after all, it's supposed to be a photo-blog. But because so few will say it, I will: Thanks to President Bush for insisting on victory when most everyone else saw no hope two years ago.

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