US Is On the Brink Of Winning Iraq War!
Bush Was Right.
Some will rejoice… Some will eat crow.
A group of Iraqi children look on as a U.S. Soldier practices balancing a plate of bread on his head in the Jameela market area of the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, May 31, 2008. (MNF-Iraq– U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young.
The US is on the threshold of WINNING the IRAQ WAR!
The New York Post reported:
AMERICA has won, or is about to win, the Iraq war.
The latest proof came last month, as the Iraqi army – just a few months ago the target of scorn and abuse from Democratic politicians and journalists – forcefully reoccupied three cities that had served as key insurgency bases (Basra, Sadr City and Mosul).
Sunnis and Shias alike applauded as their nation’s army compelled insurgent militias to lay down their arms. The country’s leading opposition newspaper, Azzaman, led the applause for the move into Mosul – a sign that national reconciliation in Iraq is under way and probably irreversible.
US combat deaths in May also were down to 20, the lowest monthly total since February 2004. The toll for May 2007 was 121.
In a Washington Post interview, CIA Director Michael Hayden said we’re witnessing the “near strategic defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq.”
The Bush administration has taken heaps of abuse for its Iraq policy, including its decision to launch the “surge” last December. Now the strategy, which our nation’s “best and brightest” regularly dismissed as a failure, has cleared the way for the establishment of a secure democracy in Iraq and a lasting peace.
Hat Tip BG
Just think… Only a year ago, one presidential candidate said that genocide was not enough reason to keep US forces in Iraq.
An Iraqi child watches U.S. Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment patrol in Hadari Precinct, Fallujah, Iraq on June 3. The U.S. Marines patrol the area to help reduce violence in the area. (MNF-Iraq– U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Martin Moman.)
UPDATE: Dean’s World has more good news including this:
Iraq isn’t Shangri-La by any means, but by virtually all measures it has improved since 2002 -GDP doubled, potable water access doubled, access to sewage systems doubled, electricity nearly doubled (albeit thanks mainly to private generation), ten times as many phones, one hundred times as many cell phones, internet access from nonexistent to widely available in cafes…