HAPPY VICTORY IN IRAQ DAY– November 22, 2008


Thank you to all who made this possible.
Thank you for serving.

Two years ago this war was lost.
The American public was tired of the daily bombings and the reports of death. Thanks to the efforts of the media and continual pounding from Democratic Party members America was ready to give up on this front and quit. America was told was the worst foreign policy decision in its history. Some believed this was the worst slaughter of American lives in history. Some even scoffed at the genocide that would occur if we left. America no longer understand why victory was essential or why war was called war. The images of Saddam Hussein being pulled out of a spider hole were a distant memory.
America had lost its will to fight.

But, President George W. Bush would not accept defeat.

Despite the best efforts of Democrats and their partners in the media, President Bush understood what was best for this country and what was best for Iraq and the Middle East.
A new fighting plan with a surge of troops was organized.
A new general named Petraeus was put in charge.
Gathering of Eagles New York has more on the celebration.

In this March 1, 2008 file photo, Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Force – Iraq, talks with a group of Iraqi boys at the Al Zawra Stadium in the Karkh District of west Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. (MNF-Iraq)

America would finish the fight and bring democracy to Iraq.
President Bush would give it one last try.

Today, the rest is history.
Victory in Iraq

Iraqi school children, sporting new backpacks given out by coalition forces, pose for their picture on Oct. 9, 2008, in Al Haay, Iraq. The event was part of Al Haay Day, which encompassed a medical evaluation, Iraqi press conference, school book distribution and Joint Security Station site assessment, all of which helped to establish coalition presence in Al Haay. (Photo by Tech Sgt. Jeremy Caskey- MNF-Iraq)

The results have been remarkable–
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF IRAQI CIVILIAN FATALITIES BY MONTH, MAY 2003-PRESENT

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Iraqi casualties are down to their lowest levels since the war began.
(Brookings)

ENEMY-INITIATED ATTACKS AGAINST THE COALITION AND ITS PARTNERS, BY WEEK

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Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been defeated.
(Brookings)

MULTIPLE FATALITY BOMBINGS BY TYPE, SINCE JANUARY 2007

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The enemy has lost its strength and momentum.
(Brookings)

U.S. TROOPS WOUNDED IN ACTION SINCE MARCH 2003

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US troops have done a magnificent job.
(Brookings)

U.S. TROOP FATALITIES SINCE MARCH 19, 2003

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US fatalities are at all-time lows. (Brookings)

Thanks to Zombie Time for organizing Victory in Iraq Day.
Here is a partial list of blogs participating in this historic event today:

Spirit of Man
Gateway Pundit
Blackfive
Little Green Footballs
Rantburg
sisu
Because No One Asked
Dog Opus Blog
Oh No, Another Conservative Blog
Who Is John Galt?
Gathering of Eagles (national)
Gathering of Eagles New York
Gathering of Eagles North Carolina
Stop the ACLU
The Surfing Conservative
Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group
The Wide Awake Cafe
The Foxhole
Lighthouse on the Right
Arming Liberty
Uncle Sam Ate My Baby
Down Is Up
Foreign and Domestic
WOT Daily
The Blog of Record
Serr8d’s Cutting Edge
Army Wife: Rants from Ft. Livingroom
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay Rochester Conservative
The Daily Blogster
I Call BS!
Macker’s World
Something should go here, maybe later
Nice Deb
The Bronze Blog AZresident
The Irascible Chef
Sharp Right Turn
TigerHawk
Tman In Tennessee
Thunder Pig
Sith by Sithwest
OutOfTheBlue
Anti-CAIR
Marooned in Marin
Thoughts Enroute
More Weight
Anti-Strib
The Jack Knows
Red State Rumblings
High Plains Blogger
Air Force Pundit
Fallback LGF
Liberty for USA
Diary of a Madman
The Rumbler Report
D.C. Thornton
Lock and Load
Fat Angie
Gegenkritik
Oedipal Beatdown
Conservative Action Network
A Herd of Turtles
Penny’s Potpurri
Sayyad al Wahabiyya
Brain-Surgery With Spoons
American Syndicalist Party
Broadsides
Public Secrets
Freedomplow
Toxic Taxation
Berman Post
HumbleInfidel
The Inquisition
Pax Parabellum
CrossFit Camp Pendleton
Freedom Watch
American Truths
Destination OBX
Fearless Dream
Theodore’s World
The Cool Blue Blog
Life With Monkeys
Woody’s Place
Wild Weazel
The Atheist Conservative
King’s Right Site
We are the Grizzwolds
redc1c4

Instapundit
The Jawa Report
Ed Driscoll
Facebook group for Victory in Iraq Day
Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
Exurban League
Noblesse Oblige
Protein Wisdom Pub
Black & Right
Johnson County Republican Party
Winefred’s Well
Still Unbounded
The Liberty Boys
Atlanta ROFTers
Tennesseefree.com
This is Scooter Country
The Crescent Moon
From My Position…On the Way!
Letters to a Dying Dream
Blogs for Victory
RealChoice
EagleSpeak
HXC Christian.com
Conservative Diggs
zomblog
Erica Marceau
Pirate’s Cove
Let’s Get It Right
Cmblake6’s Weblog
What Bubba Knows
RightwingSparkle
NavyWife
Psycmeister’s Ice Palace!
Stable of Zionist Hore #2
Conservative in Seattle
Karridine Delivers
LifeoftheMind
ahavafriend
Zim’s View
I Am, Therefore I Think
Patriot Missive
USS Neverdock
Dan Cirucci
The Conservative Contessa
The Four Rs
Wake up America
The C-Square
Sarge Charlie
Red-Hot Right
Echoes in Eternity
American Infidel
buckferkeley
supporting the troops
One Model Place
The Dumber Ox
The Lightning News BackyardConservative
2nd Exposure
DailyAviator
Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right
Comics Pundit
No Clever Pseudonym
Free Frank Warner
The Digital Hairshirt
The Blue Pelican
Krigsblogg
Nothing But the Facts
Gegenstimme
Environmental Republican
Irons in the Fire
no blood for sauerkraut!
The Individualizer
TechnoChitlins
ebulous Continuum
Take Our Country Back
The Conservative Radical
Zion Beckons
Antihippies
Soldiers’ Angels Germany
Paul Ibrahim
jweaks on Squidoo
Marie’s Two Cents
The Other Club
The Anchoress
Beyond the Veil
Michigan Taxes Too Much
Once More Into the Breach

Congratulations winners!

A U.S. Army Soldier gets a lift from an Iraqi boy and his mule on Route Douglas in the Jamilla Market in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, June 9, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young, MNF-Iraq)

More… Jules Crittenden notes that Barack Obama owes George W. Bush a tremendous debt of gratitude at The Weekly Standard today.

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