Friday, October 21, 2011

One War Down, At Least One to Go

President Obama has declared victory in Iraq and the troops not attached to the U.S. Embassy will be leaving Iraq by the end of the year.  (My immediate thought was "End of which year??" but it appears that it is by the end of this year.)  Thank goodness, it's finally coming to an end.  I am still suspicious that they will be moved from Iraq to Somalia, Yemen, Uganda, etc. but then I am a suspicious person.

My suggestion is that he declare victory in Afghanistan and save us all a lot of trouble (and lives and limbs).  Whether we declare victory today, next year, or five years from now, the future of Afghanistan is up to the Afghans. 

I will continue my weekly letter writing campaign to the President about this matter.  (Hey, it can't hurt...)

2 comments:

Morrison said...

Finally, good news out of Washington! The troops will be home to their families for THIS Holiday season.

Wow!

Florence said...

Yes, Morrison, it is good news. But I can't help wondering how many young men would still have their arms and/or legs if President Obama had declared victory two years ago and how many more young men are going to spend the rest of their lives maimed before we declare victory in Afghanistan.