Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bringing Them Home…When?

I watched the President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan last night.

Yet tonight, we take comfort in knowing that the tide of war is receding. Fewer of our sons and daughters are serving in harm’s way. We’ve ended our combat mission in Iraq, with 100,000 American troops already out of that country. And even as there will be dark days ahead in Afghanistan, the light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance. These long wars will come to a responsible end.

I’m glad that he is following his promised timetable of reduction of the troops and skeptical that we will ever truly be out of there. After all, it’s 2011 and we still have troops in Germany. The war in Europe was over in 1945 and the Iron Curtain fell in 1989. I have visions of American soldiers celebrating the 100th anniversary of V-E Day in Kabul.