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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Page 19 Of the NY Slimes..Good News; Victory In Iraq

~Snooper~

No one should be surprised one iota when the successes of the United States Military is relegated to the back pages of the worse newspaper in the known universe...The New York Slimes. This is the newspaper whose authors and editors have dedicated themselves to the defunct ways and means of the anti-America crowds.
BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 - American forces have routed Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the Iraqi militant network, from every neighborhood of Baghdad, a top American general said today, allowing American troops involved in the "surge" to depart as planned. [...]
They are still trying to differentiate and isolate AQI from AQM...they are the same. One day these idiots will actually do something honest (don't hold your breath) and do some honest reporting.

So, why is this back-page news? It doesn't fit their failed agenda of defeatism. It doesn't fit their treasonous reporting. It doesn't fit their mold of Yellow Journalism. Little do they know, no one of substance trusts their reporting anymore. Besides-they don't report anymore...they whine.

The Corner points to one of many reasons why this is not a page one story:

Obviously, this is not Page One material. That space is reserved for running down a full-employment economy (the Dow is apparently down to "only" thirteen thousand three hundred), a big picture of Rudy with that ol' Times fave Pat Robertson, the news that Bernie Kerik is about to be indicted, and cheers over a House vote in favor of "Broad Protections for Gay Workers."

Has someone told Pinch that the '08 election is next week?
Another reason is this. It is a distraction technique utilized by losers, whiners and the insignificant. If the general public actually discovered that America is winning this war, they just might see how ignorant and politically biased the NY Slimes really is AND, they would discover how anti-American, ignorant and truly pathetic the Democratic Party has become. Prove me wrong. I dare you.

IraqPundit sums it up very well:
[...] It really comes down to this: you are determined to see Iraq become a permanent hellhole because you hate Bush. And we are determined to see Iraq become a success, because we want to live.
Pretty sad of our national leaders, don't you think? Is it any wonder why the vast majority of Americans laugh scornfully at he idiots of the MoveOn, Sadly, Retarded!, and the Salon Loons?

As Susan from Wake Up America states:
[...] That story, from a media outlet that usually bashes Bush, is about how Bush is becoming stronger, not weaker and more popular.... guaranteed to make the blood pressure of every Bush hater rise.

There is a lot of work to be done in Iraq, and even more work to be done by the Iraqi politicians. A country needs to be rebuilt, reconstruction will be difficult and reconciliation has started but there is a long way to go there too.

Just because hard work is ahead though is no reason to ignore the work that has been done and the success and progress our wonderful troops, coalition and Iraqi Security forces have accomplished.

So, was Iraqi Pundit talking about you when he said:

Is your hatred for George Bush so great that you prefer to see millions of civilians suffer just to prove him wrong? [...]
Recent successes NOT reported on and completely ignored by the Democratic Party Lack of Leadership and the RINOs of the other retarded party leaders:

Iraqi Army, Volunteers, Cavalry Troops Celebrate Success in Ameriya
[...] "Ameriya was a battlefield for most of the summer," Kuehl continued. "At this time, al-Qaida is defeated. We thought it was a good time to recognize that and get together and have a good time."

With three games in the morning, the soccer tournament was the main activity of the gathering. The 1-5 Cav. team played hard, but ended up being overtaken by both the IA team, 2-1, and the FAR team, 5-1. In the end, the FAR players were able to beat the IA team, 2-0.

While the round-robin tournament did have a competitive edge to it, most participants just seemed to want to have fun. "We came to enjoy ourselves and play a game, not to win," said IA Maj. Emad Kareen, commander of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and their team coach. "Playing sports helps to build relationships in the field."

After the soccer tournament, trophies were handed out, and the Iraqis were then invited to the East Logistics Support Area mayor cell to join the cavalry troops in a cookout. [...]
They are playing SOCCER with our troops in the streets, folks. And this isn't Good News? Hello?

Army Lt. Col. Dale Kuehl, commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, presents Iraqi Army Lt. Col. Wail Mohamed Hussain, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, with a gift in appreciation of their cooperation in the Ameriya neighborhood of Baghdad's Al Mansour. Photo by PFC April Campbell, Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs.

Concerned Iraqi Citizens Help "Sledgehammer" Brigade Smash Crime
[...] Crime has been slashed by 50 percent in an area just outside Baghdad, thanks to Iraqi citizens partnering with Coalition soldiers who live among them, an American commander said yesterday.

"After seven months in the area of operation, the people know us, and they know who we are, and they know we're here to help," Army Col. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. told online journalists and "bloggers" during a conference call from Iraq. "We do not drive or commute to work anymore. We live in the towns with the people that we are here to help."

Grigsby commands 3rd Heavy "Sledgehammer" Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, which is on its third deployment to Iraq, this time patrolling the Madain Qada, an agrarian area southeast of Baghdad, as part of Multi-National Division-Center. Since they arrived in March, Hammer Soldiers have killed (113) insurgents and detained (364) others, including (15) "high value" targets, Grigsby said. [...]
I wonder what it would take to get the American crime rate down. Most assuredly, the Bleeding Heart Liberal programs have failed and failed miserably to control crime in the US.

The Captains Quarters observes:
The New York Times reports that US forces have "routed" al-Qaeda in Iraq from the Baghdad region. General David Petraeus' new strategies have pushed them out of "every neighborhood", and that only an eighth of the city remains to purge the other militias from control. The new, aggressive tactics of the Americans and the rise of the Iraqi Army have solidified the victory over the terrorists. [...]

[...] This puts new challenges on the plate. The remaining issues with Shi'ite militias need to be handled, but the momentum continues to stay on the side of the Coalition. Fil has no problem with the natural drawdown that will occur in Baghdad through normal troop rotation schedules in the next few months, confident that Iraqis have turned the corner themselves and want an end to violence in the streets. However, they want immediate improvements in infrastructure and rebuilding, and Fil says that the Coalition will need a new "surge" in these areas to solidify their gains.

We need to concentrate on electricity, water, and sewage systems. People do not like living in the dark, with standing sewage assaulting their nostrils and threatening their health on a constant basis. Now that the violence has mostly disappeared, declining by 80%, we should have more opportunities to boost our standing by providing solutions to these chronic problems, raising the standard of living in Baghdad and allowing its residents to put their efforts into their economy rather than protesting, or worse.

Security, Fil reminded his attendees, represents the beginning and not the end. Perhaps Churchill's words make the most sense here. "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end," Churchill remarked in 1942, after the battle of El Alamein. "But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Given the central place Iraq has in the war on terror, it is a battle to show that free, self-governed people can prosper and flourish without radicalism. In that sense, Baghdad has only reached the end of the beginning, and perhaps not even quite that. But it is welcome news indeed that it has been rid of AQI and that the Shi'ite militias have retreated.
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