Osama bin Laden’s traveling Carnival of human bloodshed is being decisively defeated in Iraq and the Mainstream media says nothing. When Flag Draped coffins were coming to America by the dozens, Democrats were dancing in the streets in glee. Now that casualties and deaths are at all time lows, the silence from the left is deafening.
From Michael Yon:
“Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated,” according to Sheik Omar Jabouri, spokesman for the Iraqi Islamic Party and a member of the widespread and influential Jabouri Tribe. Speaking through an interpreter at a 31 October meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in downtown Baghdad, Sheik Omar said that al Qaeda had been “defeated mentally, and therefore is defeated physically,” referring to how clear it has become that the terrorist group’s tactics have backfired. Operatives who could once disappear back into the crowd after committing an increasingly atrocious attack no longer find safe haven among the Iraqis who live in the southern part of Baghdad. They are being hunted down and killed. Or, if they are lucky, captured by Americans.
And from a British Website…..
Is no news good news or bad news? In Iraq, it seems good news is deemed no news. There has been striking success in the past few months in the attempt to improve security, defeat al-Qaeda sympathisers and create the political conditions in which a settlement between the Shia and the Sunni communities can be reached. This has not been an accident but the consequence of a strategy overseen by General David Petraeus in the past several months. While summarised by the single word “surge” his efforts have not just been about putting more troops on the ground but also employing them in a more sophisticated manner. This drive has effectively broken whatever alliances might have been struck in the past by terrorist factions and aggrieved Sunnis. Cities such as Fallujah, once notorious centres of slaughter, have been transformed in a remarkable time.
Indeed, on every relevant measure, the shape of the Petraeus curve is profoundly encouraging. It is not only the number of coalition deaths and injuries that has fallen sharply (October was the best month for 18 months and the second-best in almost four years), but the number of fatalities among Iraqi civilians has also tumbled similarly. This process started outside Baghdad but now even the capital itself has a sense of being much less violent and more viable. As we report today, something akin to a normal nightlife is beginning to re-emerge in the city. As the pace of reconstruction quickens, the prospects for economic recovery will be enhanced yet further. With oil at record high prices, Iraq should be an extremely prosperous nation and in a position to start planning for its future with confidence.
This is definately not good news for the Democrat Defeatist who have been pledging their allegiance to the White Flag of Surrender since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in 2003.
According to B. Hussein Obama, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and every other anti-American Liberal Democrat Crackpot has said that America is losing the war in Iraq and were throwing tailgate parties every time a dead American soldier returned home or a major milestone in American casuality counts went up. Democrats were having a field day with every single dead American soldier.
The Democrats are depending on more dead American Soldiers. Their success in 2008 hinges on a high body count from Iraq and Afghanistan. Fewer dead soldiers means defeat to the Liberal Democrats.
G-d Bless the Troops, and G-d Bless The USA!