President Obama over the Labor Day weekend promised that he is going to pull the troops from Iraq by the end of next year. I can only hope, since I am married to a military man, that this is true. He said he is pulling troops out now, and it will continue until next summer. And that all of the troops, whether there for defense, or support, whatever their job, will be coming home by the end of 2011. I do hope this is true, not only for our economy and the fact that our country needs it's people right now here at home, but also because I have had a hard time wrapping my head around this war. I sit back and listen to how many people have been shot and killed, bombed, etc., and every time I just ask myself why? I know that we are trying to help the Iraqi people to get on their own two feet, I have no problem with that. I just don't understand how we can be worried about them right now when our own country is going under. And I also wonder how we are even ABLE to help them with the limited resources we have for our own people to live on.
That being said, I will be glad when it's over so we can fix our own country, without having to worry about more of our young future being gunned down for another country's problems. I hope that Iraq can succeed once we leave, I don't wish them any harm, or failure, I will just be glad when everyone is home and I can stop worrying about my husband being shipped off for a reason I don't understand fully.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that this is one promise the United States Government keeps. And God Bless all of our Men and Women fighting over there, and let's hope that a year and a half from now is not too late for them.