Thursday, June 15

Persistence Pays Off

Despite Liberals and Democrats whining that Iraq is not the place to be fighting the war on terror, it looks like we're doing a pretty good job to me. 104 insurgents (most of them al qaeda hopefulls who have come in from neighboring countries) have been killed since we took out Zarqawi; we've also conducted over 400 raids, nearly 200 of which were conducted by Iraqi forces alone. These raids have led to what the Iraqi National Security Advisor calls a "treasure chest" of information. An exerpt:

National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie also said he believed the security situation in the country would improve enough to allow a large number of U.S.-led forces to leave Iraq by the end of this year, and a majority to depart by the end of next year. "And maybe the last soldier will leave Iraq by mid-2008," he said.

That's good news. Guess us staying in there for this long is paying off. Either way you look at it, Iraq without a brutal dictator who gave support to terrorists and murdured and tortured people is a good thing. (I thought the Left cared about people being tortured? Oh, right, that's only suspected terrorists frightened with dogs or rap music, not rape rooms or dismembering body parts for critics of a dictator --I guess that sort of torture was OK...) And a free Iraq, a beacon and example of freedom in that volatile region that spawns Islamic facists, a country that is living proof of the goodness and nobel character of the U.S. is also a very, very good thing.

Oh, and apparently Zarqawi recognized what the Democrats could not... that we were winning. Click here for the text of the now infamous document found in his little hidey-hold after we bombed it. Is this too good to be true? Proof from the terrorists' own pen that what Bush, Rummy and Condi have been saying is true? We'll see...

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