The folks at Zombietime have proposed a VI Day (Victory in Iraq Day). It’s an excellent suggestion, especially since we won the war in Iraq awhile ago, and the MSM, par for the course, refuses to acknowlege or even give tribute to the American troops who achieved it.
I noted the victory back in August, citing a commentary by Rick Martinez at News Observer:
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.
I agree 110%. Someone has to do it, and it may as well be patriotic bloggers and Iraq War vets like myself.
We now have to focus on finishing up the mission in Afghanistan. It will take a surge and an invasion into Pakistan, to cut the throats of what’s left of the Al Qaeda and Taliban who scurried across the border to re-group. But until B. Hussein Obama is out of office, that isn’t likely to happen.
Hopefully, after 2012, we can declare a VA Day