We owe thanks to God--and our gallant soldiers, sailors, and marines--for measure of victory obtained in Iraq.  As our combat operations come to a close, our troops should be publicly honored with a victory parade.

It is to be hoped that our President shares this sentiment--and with confidence Republican members of Congress and Republican candidates for election should propose a victory parade to be held--and funded by private donations.

On the other hand, if congressional Democrats--and even our President--should oppose such a way to honor our troops, the voting public will be able to see before November the stark differences between the parties.