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Friday, June 15, 2007

It's Hopeless. We're Losing

What I Saw in Iraq

Friday, June 15, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

The question of course is--is it working? Here in Washington, advocates of retreat insist with absolute certainty that it is not, seizing upon every suicide bombing and American casualty as proof positive that the U.S. has failed in Iraq, and that it is time to get out.

In Baghdad, however, discussions with the talented Americans responsible for leading this fight are more balanced, more hopeful and, above all, more strategic in their focus--fixated not just on the headline or loss of the day, but on the larger stakes in this struggle, beginning with who our enemies are in Iraq. The officials I met in Baghdad said that 90% of suicide bombings in Iraq today are the work of non-Iraqi, al Qaeda terrorists. In fact, al Qaeda's leaders have repeatedly said that Iraq is the central front of their global war against us. That is why it is nonsensical for anyone to claim that the war in Iraq can be separated from the war against al Qaeda--and why a U.S. pullout, under fire, would represent an epic victory for al Qaeda, as significant as their attacks on 9/11.
You should really go read the rest. But let me sum up my thoughts on the article: Fuck you Harry Reid you sorry, motherfucking pompous piece of dog shit. Bush may have a an all-time low rating, but yours is hovering around 10 points lower than his. What the fuck makes you think what you are saying is what your constituents - or for that matter, anyone else with half a brain wants you to be spouting, not to mention be trying to push from atop your personal ivory tower?



Pooke said...

I hear a lot of the same type of reaction from my soldiers - they all say it's not nearly as bad as it looks in the media. Militarily, we are kicking ass, politically, they are frustrated with our Congress and more so, the Media and are faced with constant crap from back home. Nice, isn't it?

curmudgeon said...

Can't blame them a bit. It probably takes a bit of extra work to keep a positive attitude and keep doing the job, when all they hear is how lousy of a job they're doing. I know it would definitely affect my work ethic.

Funny how history repeats itself during wartime though.

I'm way surprised the WSJ even printed that article. They're usually quite a bit more left than that.