Following President Obama's announcement this morning that our troops in Iraq will be home for the holidays, here is the result of my completely unscientific survey of one Army veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan deployments (my son) via text message:
Q. Did Obama do the right thing w/Iraq troops?
A. (Adjective deleted) Yes!
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and
keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home
and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly
grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give
them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant
them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.