On this November 22, 2008, join us in observing Victory in Iraq Day.
Let us honor the sacrifice, dedication and sheer determination of American, coalition and Iraqi troops who have brought freedom to the nation and people of Iraq.
Although our governments have chosen to not name any official day marking the end of this war, we the people have taken it upon ourselves to commemorate November 22, 2008 as the day of victory over the forces of tyranny, oppression and terror in Iraq.
Join fellow bloggers and other members of the public in this virtual ticker-tape parade for our brave troops, to celebrate their success, to remember the fallen, and to declare, in the words of President John F. Kennedy (RIP):
"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."
Zomblog has done a masterful job of organizing so many bloggers in creating and establishing today, November 22 2008, as Victory in Iraq Day. Hundreds have signed on publicizing this event. Of the many comments describing what Victory in Iraq means I like this one from Who is John Galt:
Blogger Zombie has taken upon itself to do what our current President should have done.
We have enforced the UN mandate. We have deposed, tried, and executed Saddam Hussein and brought justice to his henchman. We ended Iraq's chemical and biological weapons programs. We have exposed the mass graves. We have made it possible for a representative government to form. We have made possible free and fair elections. We have trained new Iraqi security forces. We have sent untold terrorists to their virgins. Stores are open, girls are learning, there is a future.
War's over. We, the supporters of liberty, won, and so did the Iraqi people. Our troops have done the impossible.
Does that mean Iraq is a perfect example of parliamentary democracy? Of course not. Name a war that we won where the immediate postwar situation was all smiles and sunshine. Iraq has a long way to go, but it now has a fighting chance to get there.
In a sane world, President Bush would be organizing tickertape parades, days of thanksgiving, etc. He won't. Mr. Obama certainly won't.
We need to do it for them.
Below are a number of photographs from the past few weeks that vividly demonstrate the markedly changed situation in Iraq. Anyone notice the lack of alarmist news lately? That's because we won!
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