Saturday, November 22, 2008

We Won! VI Day!

On this November 22, 2008, join us and in observing Victory in Iraq Day. Let us honor the sacrifice, dedication and sheer determination of American, coalition and Iraqi troops who have brought freedom to the nation and people of Iraq. Although our governments have chosen to not name any official day marking the end of this war, we the people have taken it upon ourselves to commemorate November 22, 2008 as the day of victory over the forces of tyranny, oppression and terror in Iraq. Join fellow bloggers and other members of the public in this virtual ticker-tape parade for our brave troops, to celebrate their success, to remember the fallen, and to declare, in the words of President John F. Kennedy (RIP):
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Visit the official Victory In Iraq Day site by clicking here.

Following is a list of just some of the blogs from throughout the world that are celebrating Victory In Iraq Day and thanking our President George W. Bush and our brave men and women in our armed forces for making this possible. God Bless America!

Gateway Pundit Blackfive Little Green Footballs Rantburg sisu Because No One Asked Dog Opus Blog Oh No, Another Conservative Blog Who Is John Galt? Gathering of Eagles (national) Gathering of Eagles New York Gathering of Eagles North Carolina Stop the ACLU The Surfing Conservative Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group The Wide Awake Cafe The Foxhole Lighthouse on the Right Arming Liberty Uncle Sam Ate My Baby Down Is Up Foreign and Domestic WOT Daily The Blog of Record Serr8d's Cutting Edge Army Wife: Rants from Ft. Livingroom Hamilton, Madison, and Jay Rochester Conservative The Daily Blogster I Call BS! Macker's World Something should go here, maybe later Nice Deb The Bronze Blog AZresident The Irascible Chef Sharp Right Turn TigerHawk Tman In Tennessee Thunder Pig Sith by Sithwest OutOfTheBlue Anti-CAIR Marooned in Marin Thoughts Enroute More Weight Anti-Strib The Jack Knows Red State Rumblings High Plains Blogger Air Force Pundit Fallback LGF Liberty for USA Diary of a Madman The Rumbler Report D.C. Thornton Lock and Load Fat Angie Gegenkritik Oedipal Beatdown Conservative Action Network A Herd of Turtles Penny's Potpurri Sayyad al Wahabiyya Brain-Surgery With Spoons American Syndicalist Party Broadsides Public Secrets Freedomplow Toxic Taxation Berman Post HumbleInfidel The Inquisition Pax Parabellum CrossFit Camp Pendleton Freedom Watch American Truths Destination OBX Fearless Dream Theodore's World The Cool Blue Blog Life With Monkeys Woody's Place Wild Weazel The Atheist Conservative King's Right Site We are the Grizzwolds redc1c4 Hourglass1941 E3 gazette Zirkumflex GunTrash's Multifarious Blog mama winger's potluck the "silent" majority no more! The Working File
Instapundit Confederate Yankee The Jawa Report Ed Driscoll Facebook group for Victory in Iraq Day Barking Moonbat Early Warning System Exurban League Noblesse Oblige Protein Wisdom Pub Black & Right Johnson County Republican Party Winefred's Well Still Unbounded The Liberty Boys Atlanta ROFTers This is Scooter Country The Crescent Moon From My Position...On the Way! Letters to a Dying Dream Blogs for Victory RealChoice EagleSpeak HXC Conservative Diggs zomblog Erica Marceau Pirate's Cove Let's Get It Right Cmblake6's Weblog What Bubba Knows RightwingSparkle NavyWife Psycmeister's Ice Palace! Stable of Zionist Hore #2 Conservative in Seattle Right Side News Karridine Delivers LifeoftheMind ahavafriend Zim's View I Am, Therefore I Think Patriot Missive USS Neverdock Dan Cirucci The Conservative Contessa The Four Rs Wake up America The C-Square Sarge Charlie Red-Hot Right Echoes in Eternity American Infidel buckferkeley supporting the troops One Model Place The Dumber Ox The Lightning News BackyardConservative 2nd Exposure DailyAviator Lindy's Blog: Where Mom is Always Right Comics Pundit No Clever Pseudonym Free Frank Warner The Digital Hairshirt The Blue Pelican Krigsblogg Nothing But the Facts Gegenstimme Environmental Republican Irons in the Fire no blood for sauerkraut! The Individualizer TechnoChitlins Nebulous Continuum Take Our Country Back The Conservative Radical Zion Beckons Antihippies Soldiers' Angels Germany Paul Ibrahim jweaks on Squidoo Marie's Two Cents The Other Club The Anchoress Beyond the Veil Michigan Taxes Too Much Once More Into the Breach Stix Blog


Radu Gherman said...

I don't know why this irks me so much, but it does.
Let me say this: We should not have gone in there to begin with. So Bush gets 0 credit for me. Having found ouirselves in a place where we HAD to stay, I commend the troops and their families for the extraordinary job they've done.

But we haven't won. This is not a "war". This is a struggle that will last a lot longer than your generation, or mine. No one won here. No one lost.

The merit of this operation, this battle in the grander war on "terror", will be judged by the path Iraqis choose. Sure we've rid them of Saddam. But what if the country shifts toward Iran? What if they do decide to force the US to leave entirely, and our forces don't gain a foothold or operational launch-pad in Iraq?

Meanwhile, the people responsible for 9-11 are still running around.

I have a question for anyone that's willing to give me a straight answer, one that summarizes this outcome in a strateigic sense, rather than the generic "we fought for freedom and the Iraqi people": what have we gained?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Draco. This whole concept is pretty sick.

Dan Cirucci said...

History will judge what we've gained.
But one thing's for sure: We've sent a clear message that we're not afraid to fight and win.
This whole notion that we haven't "won" or "lost" is hopelessly nebulous. It's typically liberal to say there is no winning or losing, no right or wrong, no good or evil, no success or failure. And this is dangerous as well.
Moral relativity is the road to ruin.
When Ronald Reagan was asked what his foreign policy was he answered: "My foreign policy? We win; they lose."
And it's not right to say that we haven't vanquished Al Quieda. Hundreds of them have been killed (included many higher-ups) and more have been captured and held. And from 9/11 onward (for seven years) there has not been another attack on America.
Still, no one was about to recognize what has been accomplished. So, some of us in the blogosphere took it upon ourselves to do that. We don't regret it. And we are determined to continue to stand together in the days ahead.

Radu Gherman said...

It's not that I don't understand where you're coming from, I just think that your concept of the "nebulous idea" is rooted in experiences that don't resemble the fight we're in today. You're right; we showed the world we'd fight and stay the course. But we did that at tremendous cost, and by grinding our military into the dirt.
We killed no Al Qieda leader in Iraq that was of great import. We've wrestled power away from a Sunni dictator, and democratically ensured that the Shi'ite majority will most likely lead the country. We've spent $10 billion a month, while the country's economy is in tatters.
What we've also showed is a propensity to charge into a fight that is not ours, and the stubborness to stay, no matter what the cost. We're like a gambler, unwilling to get up from the table.
Menwhile, we've surely demonstrated that we can't catch a six foot Arab, even while using the most sophisticated technology on the planet. We've lost ground in Afghanistan, and we've created a messy situation with Pakistan regarding incursions into their territory.
The Reagan quote is great, but it misses the point. There's no win here. There's better, and there's worse. We are not, by Bush's own words, fighting a conventional war. Violence and hate will continue until we pull our troops out of the Middle East, and we figure out what to do about the Israel/Palestine issue.
In other words, we'll be fighting them until the ME runs out of oil. When that happens, this will all fade away, and something else can start.
I've told you before that I see the history of our ancestors, the Romans, when I look at this point in time. And as history shows, we're in big trouble, unless we find a way to think and act differently. The world's not as simple as win or lose anymore. Actually, it's never been that simple.