Last night, President Obama had a nationally televised address to announce that we were ending our combat mission in Iraq. The process of bringing our troops home to their families has begun. The violence is not over, but we have done all we can to assist the Iraq government, and it's time to come home. This is a promise Obama made during his campaign in 2008, and he is making it happen. Life is good, right? Well, that depends on who you ask.
As I typically do, I've read a variety of stories, and watched a few different news shows, and yes, I watched Fox News to get the "unbiased" information too. Some people are celebrating the move, others are finding reasons to use the move against the president. Somebody please help me with something, I'm failing to find anything negative here. How, after losing nearly 5,000 brave men and women over the past 7 years, can we say anything negative about ending the combat mission in Iraq? Do we want to continue to have more people injured, we are already over 31,500 soldiers that have been injured? Someone, please straighten me out, clearly I'm missing the point.
He are my thoughts. Obama can't do anything right in some people's eyes. If he does what everybody wants, he should have done it sooner. In this case, he is bringing troops home, where they can be reunited with their families, but that isn't good enough because the VA's aren't properly staffed and the conditions aren't good enough. But the conditions in Iraq were pristine? If we properly staff the VA hospitals will that be another case of the government trying to get bigger and take over our lives? Should Obama have forgotten about his campaign promise, one that helped him get elected in the first place?
On a day that we should be celebrating the great work done by our courageous troops, as well as the decision to bring them home, we are tossing verbal jabs around as if somebody made a joke about someones momma. The truth of the matter is this, we, as a nation, cannot thank our troops enough for all they have done. They fight, literally, every day to keep us safe, and there are not enough thanks to go around. Now, as a nation, we need to come together and stop all the idiotic rhetoric about birth certificates, socialism, communism, Marxism and any other -isms that are being tossed around. We need to move beyond fighting about skin color, religious beliefs and sexual preference and work together to make this country a better place. I'm just saying...