Nov 20 2006

Success In Iraq Continues

Published by at 5:36 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

News from the war front.

American and Iraqi forces killed scores of insurgents and found numerous enemy weapons caches during anti-terrorist operations conducted across Iraq in recent days, according to Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.

In one such operation conducted in the Tikrit area, U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and soldiers with the 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army, teamed up to kill nearly 50 insurgents while capturing 20. A large enemy weapons cache complex containing six caches was also uncovered during the sweep.

It seems while we are ‘losing’ in Iraq (as the talking heads here in DC and NYC keep claiming) the insurgents are losing worse. Check out all the successful raids by US and Iraqi forces. You won’t see this on the nightly news here in DC – it will all be about that clown Rangel’s daffy draft proposal.

And checkout this picture of Fallujah 2 years after we cleared out the terrorists:

The Iraqi city of Fallujah, which two years ago was the site of one of the fiercest battles between insurgents and Americans, has become a stabilized safe haven.

In fact, the city, termed “a gated community” by one of the Marine commanders responsible for it, is receiving as many as 150 people per day seeking to escape the ongoing violence in Baghdad.

“While the fleeing of Sunni citizens from Baghdad is in itself a tragedy, the fact that Fallujah has become the overwhelming destination of choice for these seeking refuge and peace is a great testament to the work done here in Fallujah by the coalition forces, the Iraqi forces and our local government,” said Marine Col. Larry Nicholson, commander of Regimental Combat Team 5, in a recent briefing with reporters.

In two years, when Bush is finishing is term, it will be interesting to see how many more Fallujah’s will have been established.

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Success In Iraq Continues”

  1. Ken says:


    You, on the other hand, are of the opinion that fighting for something is only worthwhile when final victory is fairly clear.

    No, I am of the opinion that the jihad Strata’s and others of his ilk’s paranoia and opportunism fears and manipulates for advantage…this jihad hasn’t the slightest capability of assuming power in continental America.
    And am of the opinion the overseas Empire ,which it can help
    diminish, is not worth fighting for, that Empire being in no way
    essential to freedom and economic security here.

  2. Morpheus says:

    “this jihad hasn’t the slightest capability of assuming power in continental America.”

    So let me get this straight, Ken. If this jihad ends up killing, let’s say, 5 million Americans on US soil but they fail to assume power in CONUS, then the 5 million dead are irrelevant and fear over such losses (or even losses 1/100th of that size) is unwarranted and constitutes manipulation for some advantage?

    You do realize how hollow our argument rings, don’t you?

  3. Ken says:


    You’re really not alive, are you? A collection of guerrillas in small units , with no army , navy and air force, have not killed 5 million humans in the entire history of the world…

    However back to a primer course-I’m not a pacifist, I advocate stronger defenses at home than Strata does. And a policy of non-intervention abroad, reducing the animus against America, resulting in precious few possessed of enough anger to bother coming here.

    9/11/2001 was vindicitive blowback against US intervention
    abroad. Get this wrong and you get everything else wrong.