The Fifth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq has passed, and the news media has proclaimed that 4,000 have been killed since the beginning of the war. Too often those looking back fail to see that Saddam Hussein is no longer a threat, and people on the Left seem to ignore the fact that the battlefield in Iraq is but small part of a much wider global war against Islamic Jihadism.
Iraq is but a small battlefield in the global war against Islamic Radicals that includes both Sunni and Shia. The Invasion of Iraq was simply one battle in a long war. The Surge last year was another battle. Our campaign to keep the Taliban from regaining control in Afghanistan is yet another front in this global war.
All of the fronts are connected and all dependent upon the others for overall success. One thing remains clear, there has been no attack on America's soil since 9/11, and many contribute this to the effort overseas against the resilient Islamic Jihadist enemy. The contribution and sacrifice of our troops in Iraq is definitely a large part of keeping us safe from further attacks, and it is those troops that deserve our respect and appreciation.
God Bless our troops, and God Bless America.