November 23rd, 2008

Sheila

We won!: Victory in Iraq Day

Victory in Iraq Day banner

Via Eric S. Raymond:

We won. The Iraq War is over.

I declare November 22, 2008 to be "Victory in Iraq Day." (Hereafter known as "VI Day.")

By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.

What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It's not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That's really not gonna happen. A declaration of victory by the media? Please. Don't make me laugh. A concession of surrender by what few remaining insurgents remain in hiding? Forget about it.

The moment has come to acknowledge the obvious. To overtly declare a fact that has already been true for quite some time now. Let me repeat:

WE WON THE WAR IN IRAQ

And since there will never be a ticker-tape parade down Fifth Avenue in New York for our troops, it's up to us, the people, to arrange a virtual ticker-tape parade. An online victory celebration.


The essay linked from the banner lays out the case as completely as any case can ever be made. The left-wing media will never acknowledge it; they're too busy trying to get us to run home with our tails between our legs. Obama certainly will never admit it; it would piss off the leftists who elected him. It's up to us.
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Dammit

Are we changing yet?

Back in December of last year, candidate Barack Obama said, "The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result."


After looking at the old Clinton hands Obama's picking for high administration posts, DC Examiner contributor Byron York asks, "So what different result are we to expect this time?"

Good question.
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