And since the morons in Congress mostly don't have the balls to say it flat-out, or- in some cases- don't want it to be true, we have to say it:
WE WON THE WAR IN IRAQ
The bad guys have had their collective ass kicked. To borrow some words,
"By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.
What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It's not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That's really not gonna happen. A declaration of victory by the media? Please. Don't make me laugh. A concession of surrender by what few remaining insurgents remain in hiding? Forget about it."
So we say it. To every Soldier, Marine, Airman and Sailor who put their ass on the line, to those who paid the price, we say thank you. The God-cursed politicians may not say it, but we do.