Instead of dedicating our time to worshiping those who pretend to be badasses for a living, I say we start honoring the true American Badasses. Those who put their lives on that thin red line that separates civilization from barbarism. Liberty from tyranny. Freedom from slavery. They are, and have always been, America’s last, best hope.
The U.S. military formally handed authority over Baghdad’s “Green Zone” to Iraqis on Thursday as new pacts governing the mission of international troops replaced a U.N. mandate.
Iraqi troops took over checkpoints around the heavily protected district, formally known as the International Zone, which houses Iraqi government offices and the U.S. Embassy.
While victory in Iraq has been evident for some time now, I think its safe to say that this will be the moment that history remembers as the successful end of the war. An end which will be remembered as a momentous victory for both the United States and the people of Iraq.
These quotes from both Iraqi and American officials crystalize the meaning of this achievement: Continue reading Victory: Iraq Takes Control of ‘Green Zone’