America has new hopes for soldiers returning

Since March 2003, the beginning of the war in Iraq, America has lost more than 4,250 soldiers according to 

Trillions of dollars have been spent on the war, and returning soldiers do not always receive a gold medal and “hero treatment” for their hard work. 

Many Americans are fed up with the agony the war has caused thousands of families.
The time for transformation has finally arrived.

President Barack Obama promised things would soon change.

For some, the ultimate joy came when he announced that within 100 days of his term, he planned to have the U.S. troops evacuate Iraq.

Though the thought of such a fatal departure was terrifying, citizens continued to hold on to the one thing that was reiterated the most, “hope.” 

Now in the sixth week of his first term, Obama has declared to have all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. 

The idea is brilliant, the resources are adequate, but the one question that still remains is-will the plan be successful?

Many others, including myself have high hopes for the removal of our brave soldiers. 

As a nation we must continue to protect those that have put their lives on the line and prepare them for the unexpected.

We must remember that everything takes time. 

If the initial plan doesn’t get executed by the proclaimed date, instead of criticizing others for their mishaps, we must encourage them to continue to find a better solution.

Letita Skippings for the Editorial Board.