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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Axis of Defeatists

NYSlimes story:G.O.P. Senators Press to Change Strategy in Iraq
In offering the proposal on Friday, Senators John W. Warner of Virginia and Richard G. Lugar of Indiana were seeking to reach that elusive goal when the Senate resumes its debate next week. The two senators, among the most respected Republican voices of military and foreign policy, are seeking to attract Democrats as well to the plan, which also urges Mr. Bush to seek a new war authorization from Congress in September.

Washington Compost: Two GOP Senators Defy Bush On Iraq
Defying Bush even as his team fanned out to press Congress for more time, Sens. John W. Warner (Va.) and Richard G. Lugar (Ind.) unveiled a measure requiring the White House to begin drawing up plans to redeploy U.S. forces from frontline combat to border security and counterterrorism. But the legislation would not force Bush to implement the plans at this point.

LASlimes: GOP senators seek new way out of Iraq

President Bush faced a new challenge to his Iraq war strategy Friday when two key Republican lawmakers proposed forcing the White House to submit a plan to start redeploying troops by the end of the year.

Sens. John W. Warner of Virginia and Richard G. Lugar of Indiana — former committee chairmen and authorities on foreign and military affairs — called on Bush to be prepared to shift away from a combat role.

Question. Who is the CIC? Do we have a rebirth of wannabe Generals? When it comes to winning a shooting war that was declared on the United States long before 91101, who should the President of The United States listen to? Armchair Generals? Former disgruntled Commanders? Commanders in the field? Socialist Democrats, aka liberals? Socialist Republicans, aka RINOS? Far left communist troll groups such as Code Pinko and A.N.S.W.E.R.?

Weekly Standard: Keep on Surgin'
President Bush is absolutely right. But in a way his admonition to Congress at his press conference last week was unfair. He's correct that Congress can't run a war. But this Congress doesn't want to run a war. It wants to lose a war. Congress can, in principle, achieve this, and the Democrats who control this Congress are doing their best to bring it about.

Charles Krauthammer: Deserting Petraeus
"The key to turning [Anbar] around was the shift in allegiance by tribal sheiks. But the sheiks turned only after a prolonged offensive by American and Iraqi forces, starting in November, that put al-Qaeda groups on the run."

Finally, after four terribly long years, we know what works. Or what can work. A year ago, a confidential Marine intelligence report declared Anbar province (which comprises about a third of Iraq's territory) lost to al-Qaeda. Now, in what the Times's John Burns calls an " astonishing success," the tribal sheiks have joined our side and committed large numbers of fighters that, in concert with American and Iraqi forces, have largely driven out al-Qaeda and turned its former stronghold of Ramadi into one of most secure cities in Iraq.

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Opinion Journal:
Crocker and Petraeus speak some truths, if Senators are listening.

Ryan Crocker, the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq, is a 36-year career diplomat who has served under seven administrations in Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Pakistan. He's no partisan gunslinger. So it's worth listening to his views as Congressional Democrats and a growing number of Republicans press for a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq on the excuse that the Iraqi government hasn't met a set of political "benchmarks."

"The longer I'm here, the more I'm persuaded that Iraq cannot be analyzed by these kinds of discrete benchmarks," Mr. Crocker told the New York Times's John Burns in an interview on Saturday, referring to pending Iraqi legislation on an oil-sharing agreement and a relaxation of de-Baathification laws. "You could not achieve any of them, and still have a situation where arguably the country is moving in the right direction. And conversely, I think you could achieve them all and still not be heading towards stability, security and overall success in Iraq." Mr. Crocker's comments are a useful reminder of the irrelevance--and disingenuousness--of much Washington commentary on Iraq. For proponents of early withdrawal, the "benchmarking" issue has provided a handy excuse to make the Iraqi government rather than al Qaeda the main culprit in the violence engulfing their country.

Terry McCarthy:
MCCARTHY TO PETRAEUS: Are you concerned that the U.S. political clock could start ticking too fast and undermine security here? Undermine confidence here?

PETRAEUS: Obviously, that's in the back of our minds. And there is not a great deal we can do about it, other than to continue to press forward.

No morale issues there among the troops, is there?

Michael Yon takes note of the CONgress and the would-be Armchair Generals to task in the following releases from his tours with the Real Heroes fighting the war so the Leftinistra can be as foolish as they so choose to be.
Feasting On the Moveable Beast
Second Chances
Baqubah Update
Bless the Beasts and Children Update
Arrowhead Ripper
Bless the Beasts and Children

As I write this post, I see through the RSS feeds that Spree has posted a piece from The Fourth Rail...

Bill Roggio from Fourth Rail Takes MSM to the Woodshed

The bottom line? The Axis of Idiots are doing their best to lose this war all for the glory of Political Power and Political Gain. The same Axis of Idiots refuse to listen to the military members as they post and write about the war.

This nation is in trouble and we need to Take Our Country Back.