Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that its army in Afghanistan is heading home a year before originally planned. She made clear “this is a war with a purpose. This is a war with an end. We have a strategy, a mission, a timeframe for achieving it.” I gather this means we have been fighting this war for ten years and have now decided we have won the war so it is OK to come home.
Ms. Gillard has copied the ideas of an American senator during the Vietnam war who urged the presiding to declare we won the war and now our troops can come home. I suspect this would be a wonderful idea for President Obama. Declare victory, and bring the boys and girls back home!