One of our two wars, the one in Iraq, is officially over. Of course, this is the war that has been "officially over" so many times it's not even funny, but this time the announcement comes accompanied with the sight of American vehicles trundling across the Kuwaiti border 50,000 servicemembers will remain in Iraq for "Operation New Dawn", which is what the military is calling the attempt at training Iraq's military and police forces.
Whether we won or lost the war is a question I will leave to military historians. And, of course, this isn't an ideal situation- I'd much rather see every American out of both Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow. However, this is a sign that things are moving in the right direction, and a victory for those of us who seek peace.
I look forward to next summer, when President Obama has promised that the same sights will come out of Afghanistan.