The rest of this open thread seems pretty minor compared to today's news, so let's get right to the heart of the matter.
Has the mission been accomplished? Is it time to bring our troops home?
I was looking up links to confirm that this coming Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day (it is) and found, instead, a blurb informing me that Kate Middleton, the new wife of Prince William, is now a military wife. Should we welcome her with open arms? I'm sure, like military spouses around the world, she worries when her loved one goes to war. Her worries for his safety might be a little less than ours, but I bet they aren't. But I know she doesn't have to worry about these things while her husband is in a war zone: 1. waiting for the operator to cut off your 5 minute call that went a little over limit
2. fixing the washing machine when it breaks down
3. running over her son's scooter
4. fixing a pay error that the finance office says can only be fixed by the active duty member even though he is in an undisclosed location and his wife has a power of attorney
5. rats in the pantry
Yes, all of those things have happened to me and I hope that no other military spouse has to go through any of them, minor as they are. Anyway, that's my intro to this week's MCM Open Thread. Let us know what you're thinking about... the Royal Wedding... upcoming Military Spouse Appreciation Day... or anything else that catches your fancy, even if it's not military. BTW... Did you happen to catch the White House Press Dinner?
Thanks to both Giles Goat Boy and JaxDem for taking an open thread this last month. I really appreciate it!
We have some more Monday's available this month. Is anyone else willing to give it a go?
Let me know in the comments below.
Good news - we have exactly 100 followers! Wouldn't it be great to see them all leave a comment in the open thread?
And, on a personal note, anyone heard from Danang65? He's been awfully quiet this week and I'm missing his comments. I can always count on him to make me smile :)
Onward to the discussion... what do you think. How much longer should we stay in Afghanistan and does killing Bin Laden make a difference to the game plan?