As Veterans Day was yesterday, it is important to take a look at the wonderful job our brave troops are doing in Iraq. Many forget that the war they are fighting in Iraq is one of the hardest ones our military has had to fight- they operate under ridiculously strict rules of engagement while fighting a guerrilla war against a tough and determined enemy. In addition, the enemy, when hard pressed, can simply run into Iran or Syria for sanctuary. And even with all of these obstacles, we are now winning in Iraq.
We have lost about 4,000 men. We have killed 55,000 Iraqi insurgents. For every American soldier dead, over thirteen terrorists die. The US military is faced with a very hard task in Iraq, one that no other military in the world would even attempt. They are doing a superlative job, and all Americans should be very, very grateful.