Celebrate VI Day
November 22nd or November 23rd would probably be a good day to remember and celebrate the end of the Iraqi War. It’s over, you know. And the Iraqis (and we) have won.
Michael [Yon], who was about to embed with an unspecified military operation in the Afghani mountains, seemed elated by his recent trip to Iraq. That war was substantially over, he said. He was able to go many places in that country now without body armor, a new event for him.
[T]he fruits of victory don’t have to appear (or not) on the front page of the New York Times or on the six o’clock CBS News. They appear on the ground in the real lives of people, in this case mostly Iraqi people, but also among our troops who have the deep satisfaction of having done good in the world. These same troops, Yon told me, are often more optimistic than he is about the future of Afghanistan.
All the news that’s fit to print, indeed.
This only adds to the many reasons I have to be thankful this week.