Daily Archives: December 24, 2008

Holiday Message For The American Soldier

My friend Lisa is working with a group that organizes appreciation activities for members of the armed forces, particularly those serving in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Her 4 minute Youtube video contains a wide variety of photos to remind us why we owe them so much. The year 2008 is almost over and it will reflect an 86% reduction in terrorist activities in Iraq. The murder rate is now below the pre‑war level. 
January 1, 2009, the International Zone in Baghdad will switch from U.S. to Iraqi control, and the American military will vacate Saddam Hussein’s Presidential Palace on the Tigris River. The U.S. military withdrawal will continue in the months ahead because the Iraq Army is stand up, and they are meeting their obligations as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.