I am grateful beyond words that the last combat troops are leaving Iraq today. For those of you inclined to say, “but, but, but…there’s 50,000 left there!” I point you to these statistics. Note Afghanistan and Iraq have not been updated since May, 2010.
This was a war that didn’t have to happen, but it did. Today should be a day for celebration because at the very least, this war is over. And don’t forget, the remaining 50,000 troops are scheduled to leave Iraq by December, 2011.