Sent by reader CoRev
Though he’d been on a mission all day and was about to drop, Mike Yon just
called from Iraq to let me know that the war is over, and we’ve won. Whatever it
is that is left of violence, there isn’t combat. Roughly half of the men in the
unit of the 10th Mountain Division he was out on missions with are veterans with
previous tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, and in eight months into their
deployment in southern Baghdad, they haven’t fired a single bullet in combat.
Our soldiers in Iraq have played many roles and worn many hats, but it seems
that their primary role now is that of a peacekeeper, providing support to a
government and a people that seem increasingly capable of handling their own
We can declare victory because President Bush wouldn’t quit on his troops. If
Barack Obama had his way, a triumphant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi would have had a
chance to have made the same claim over the Caliphate of Iraq.
Stolen in its entirety from Confederate Yankee.
(Rdan here…CoRev sends this to me as a friendly a poke in the eye sort of thing for this website. Ah well…it is time to look at the Middle East again. There are several posts that could be written from different viewpoints and claims that make other arguments. Send them to me.)