A Man of his Word

I like the sound of that!

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a milestone in the American war in Iraq this week, in the awkward position of a commander taking stock of a conflict he opposed after a strategy he opposed, with a result he could hardly have wished for either.

“The American combat mission has ended,” he said in a nationally televised address from the Oval Office. “The Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.”

It feels so good to read the words above posted by CNN today. Barack Obama has finally gotten us out of the War that he did not start and the United States people did not want.

A War that we to this day do not think was about what they say it was about. Was it about Oil? Peace? Safety of our Country? Maybe it was about all of this. But I do not think for one minute that this is over.

True we kept soldiers there to make sure there is a smooth transition. It would be foolish to think that we could remove all the troops so fast.

“Of course violence will not end with our combat mission” Obama said. “Only Iraqis can build a democracy within their borders. What America can do, and will do, is provide support for the Iraqi people as both a friend and a partner.”

So 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in Iraq, to “advise and assist” Iraqi forces. They will not lead the ongoing fight against insurgents but they will often be in it or alongside.

50,000 U.S. troops remain! Wow.. the Obama Administration  did it and the U.S. is a better place because of it.

So let’s recap.

  1. Great Depression Averted  –   Check
  2. Stimulus Money Working – Check
  3. Health Care Bill Passed – Check
  4. Wall Street Reform – Check
  5. Iraq War Ended – Check

The day WE ALL Changed

Wow.. and he is just beginning.