"In vain" is a phrase a lot of politicians have used since we invaded Iraq in 2003, always to reassure us that soldiers had not died that way. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used it Thursday as he declared the war officially over: "We spilled a lot of blood there. But all of that has not been in vain." Not quite the stirring tribute to nearly a decade of war, and it makes it hard for the rest of us to know how to celebrate.Tonight we celebrate Americas VICTORY in Iraq..and honor those that fight for our freedoms.
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