Monday, November 17, 2008
WE did it. We, the American Service Member, the patriots who supported us, the men and women at home who sent us everything from postcards to Kevlar Blankets, who never lost faith in us or our mission, won.
November 22 is VI day--Victory in Iraq. We, the people, declare it as such. We do not need an elected official to tell us we are victorious, nor do we need some booze-addled hack with a journalism degree to bleat it on the nightly news.
Chicago is more dangerous than Iraq--An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.
(I know someone from Chicago--famous somebody there, can't recall his name. Worked on gun legislation...)
It is up to the American people to declare victory. Which is exactly what we are doing right now.
There never will be an "official" announcement from the government or the media, so you can stop waiting for it.
This is the official announcement.
Victory in Iraq Day
November 22, 2008
More info here.