As per my earlier post, victory in Iraq is not like victory in WWII.
In fact, it seems that it might well be here.
I have felt for many months that we had already won the war, but I was spurred to action by this report from Michael Yon:
“THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:” Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good. “There’s nothing going on. I’m with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I’m with haven’t fired their weapons on this tour and they’ve been here eight months. And the place we’re at, South Baghdad, used to be one of the worst places in Iraq. And now there’s nothing going on. I’ve been walking my feet off and haven’t seen anything.”
This post at the Mudville Gazette confirmed my conclusions.
On the political front in Iraq, victory has broken out as well. On Sunday, November 16, Iraq’s cabinet approved a security agreement with the U.S. which top analysts and pundits are saying is the closest we’ll ever get to a bureaucratic declaration of victory and of the war’s end.
Some cannot mention the war without mentioning the latest example of US forces killing some innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place. Never mind that the people the US are fighting never bother avoiding civilian causalities, (usually, they’re aiming for them) never observe any sort of protocol or law.
Let’s remember the good for a change.
The people of Iraq are free.