Saluting Service in Iraq

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
August 31, 2010
Screenshot of Saluting Service in Iraq Webpage on WhiteHouse.gov

Today, President Obama marks the end of the United States' combat mission in Iraq. At this key transition point -- a milestone in the U.S.-Iraq relationship -- people everywhere are taking a moment to show their support for the troops and their families. You can add your voice here.

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john
|
Canada
August 31, 2010

John in Canada writes:

Job well done in harms way. Semper Fi

Saber
|
Sudan
August 31, 2010

Saber in Sudan writes:

Thank you so much for all of the brave men & women who served in Iraq. Welcome back home with a Honor that you drive Iraq nation toward democrcy. Thank to our troops and Thank to all of you. :-)

Patrick
|
Maryland, USA
August 31, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

My Thoughts,on this subject are "WooHoo_YA NICE WORK ". :.)

Now lets take care of business in Afghanistan and finish the job that we started.

Nice to hear ,some of our Service personnel will be coming home. After another Successful Mission For of American People, and the progress of the Human Race.

Very Nice__:) C_YA_Best Regards.

Eric
|
New Mexico, USA
September 1, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

The President today reafirmed something the last President said about this being a different type of war..."without surrender ceremonies".

Well, "unconditional surrender" is pretty well achieved on al-quaida and friends when there's no bad guys left to shoot because no one's shooting at you anymore on a regular basis, and the locals can handle their own security at last.

By that measure, we don't need a surrender ceremony to thank folks for delivering up a win for mankind in general not just for their fellow Americans or the Iraqis, in some very trying circumstance.

The troopers richly deserve the credit for being the "well diciplined militia" that provides for the common defense and for being nation builders too when called upon.

All those "weekend warriors" who brought their civ. skills to the table deserve a lot of credit for taking iniative.

Nation building has gone beyond "on the job training" in the sense that folks have over the last decade in the post 9/11 war on terrorism, started to formulate a working "regime replacement therapy" process via the experience in Iraq and Afghanistan that is evolving into a model for dictator's nightmares, and the dismantlement of terrorism.

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