Sep 09 2007

The Business Of Winning A War

Published by at 7:21 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

In war you need to win – it does not get more basic than that. And many times you need to put your money where your talk is. In Iraq we are recruiting and paying Iraqis to provide security. This is a shock to the liberal media, who get paid to promote pessimism and sow the seeds of defeatims. But it really is not a surprise, especially in a society where there is expected to be a barter, a trade, compensation. I find this story about the business of war quite humorous, especially in light of the liberal concept of paying Saddam Hussein and other despots huge amounts of money by the UN. If one notes the results then one can easily understand the methods

In the area where Moltz’s A company operates, the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) detonated against American troops fell from 30 in May to none in August. Nobody is saying the problems have gone away.

“Gone away”? No. Going away, definitely. The point is the effort to buy a Sunni recruit is $370 a day. A good deal when compared to the life of an American soldier on patrol. The good news is we are probably not going to find 100’s of millions (or billions) of dollars stolen by military officials, like we did with the UN’s oil-for-food corruption.

In a real blow to the defeatists and Surrendercrats in Congress is the fact the Sunnis are rejecting Bin Laden’s call to fight – instead they are rejoining the Iraqi Government:

A small Sunni Arab secular bloc returned to parliament, saying its political demands had been met. The 11 members of the National Dialogue Front also rejoined the 275-seat legislature so it can play a role in the debate over a key law regulating Iraq’s oil industry.

The Front was the last of several boycotting groups to return to parliament, although the cabinet of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is still missing many of its members due to walkouts and resignations.

Political progress in Iraq. Oh well, there goes the last excuse for the Democrats to not try being optimistic about what might happen in the end in Iraq. Even the Iraqis aren’t buying the doom and gloom being peddled by Bin Laden and the far left in this country.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “The Business Of Winning A War”

  1. kathie says:

    Isn’t Bloomberg paying students to go to school, do their homework, go to the dentist?

  2. Terrye says:

    If they do not recruit these people someone else will try.

    I also think that the Sunnis came back because there likely will be a vote on letting some of the Sunnis back in the police and army etc.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Sounds like they’re looking to achieve peace, harmony, and law and order as well as ways to make money to support themselves and their families.

    Would they want to go back to the primitive living of the 7th century? NOT!

    Without oil, radical Islam cannot survive in the 21st century. Radical Islam does not support and foster science, technology, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Radical Islam will make sure there’s no such thing as “moderate Islam”.

  4. DubiousD says:

    More promising signs of a possible accord in Iraq:

    “Huge strides towards peace in Iraq were made during discussions between Middle Eastern power-brokers over the weekend, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister said today.

    “Martin McGuinness said four days of Finnish talks involving politicians from Northern Ireland and South Africa were a major stepping stone towards a resolution of conflict in the troubled region.

    “He was part of a team which yesterday signed off the Helsinki Agreement between members of Iraq’s Sunni and Shi’ite communities which outlines a commitment to non-violence and democracy.


    “Among those reportedly at the talks were representatives of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr; the leader of the largest Sunni Arab political group, Adnan al-Dulaimi; and Humam Hammoudi, the Shiite chairman of the Iraqi parliament’s foreign affairs committee.

    “CMI, overseen by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, convened the seminar together with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies of the University of Massachusetts in Boston.”