We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A very encouraging report. It really does appear that the lessons one needs to learn in every war have been compiled and that the US has recalibrated and formulated a successful strategy. Other posts today have confirmed forward motion in the seach for success.
For the first time we have been able to actually clear and hold areas because of the increased troop strength. We also seem to be winning over the tribal chiefs in one area after another.
God bless our men and women who have sacrificed to get this mission accomplished and I damn any politician who, as we begin to gain real traction, throws sand in the gears and halts that traction.
And to the families of the servicemen and women who also sacrifice and live in a constant state of anxiety about the safety of their loved ones I pray for the safe return of your loved ones and for your peace of mind. God bless you.