Should NYC Host a Ticker-Tape Parade for Iraq War Vets?

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US soldiers board the last C17 aircraft carrying US troops out of Iraq at Camp Adder on the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on December 17, 2011. From the tens of thousands killed and wounded to the hundreds of billions of dollars spent in eight years of conflict, the cost of the Iraq war is astronomic and still growing. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

And not just Super Bowl vets? That's what some returned soldiers are asking in light of the Giants parade today; others think it might send the wrong signal — that the U.S. thinks it's all over, over there. "If we had to wait to honor our servicemen and women until wars were over, that would take a long time,” Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations told the Times.