21 October 2011

At Long Last - My Perspective

President Obama Announces the End of the Iraq War, Troops to be Home by the Holidays.

For most Americans the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan are things you hear about on the news. The burden of these wars has been born by less than 1% of the population.

For the last 5 years the word "Iraq" has filled me with trepidation, angst, and anxiety. All too recent memories of fear and worry. I really don't know how to express how this announcement makes me feel;

its like waking up from a nightmare.

I eagerly await the day when the word Afghanistan, too, can become just another word again.

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