Quiet Progress


While we watch the talking heads titter about the Illinois Governor and the budget crisis, there continues to be quiet progress in Iraq and Afganistan.

The first article should be headline news everywhere:

Iraqis Prepare to Vote in Jan 31 Elections

And all around the world, our military works to improve the lives of people who need help:

National Guard Responds in States Hit by Ice, Snow
Southern Partnership Station Refurbishes School in Colombia
Marines, Afghans Improve Security on Route in Southern Afghanistan
Transition Team Mentors Iraqi Soldiers to Success

There are plenty more of these stories. Don’t let the distractions of the day allow you to forget that thousands and thousands of young Americans are out there on the front lines, and doing a heck of a good job.


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