Dec 13 2007

Success In Iraq Is Becoming Almost Unavoidable

Published by at 2:10 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

The SurrenderMedia are starting to cave on Iraq just as the Dems are caving on the funding of the war effort to a successful conclusion. Imagine how things will be changing in 2008 when stories (and graphs) like the ones in this USA Today Op Ed are being perused across the nation this Holiday season:

Iraq remains a violent place, but the trends are encouraging.

U.S. and Iraqi casualties are down sharply. Fewer of the most lethal Iranian-made explosive devices are being used as roadside bombs. In community after community, Sunni groups who were once in league with al-Qaeda have switched sides and are working with the U.S. forces.

On the Shiite side of Iraq’s sectarian chasm, something similar is happening. About 70,000 local, pro-government groups, a bit like neighborhood watch groups, have formed to expose extremist militias, according to Stephen Biddle of the Council on Foreign Relations.

But as much as facts have changed on the ground, little seems to have changed in Washington.

To some degree, the positive “bottom up” developments mitigate that failure. The Sunnis, for instance, have abandoned their political isolation and now want to participate in the government. But the Shiites’ persistent resistance to letting them in makes a case for new, meaningful benchmarks, not trivial certainties such as simply passing a budget, one of the requirements the White House has set.

The Iraq war, which has cost so much in U.S. lives and treasure, deserves far more than muddling through with fingers crossed. It demands a credible, long-term plan that will allow the United States to get out in a way that preserves U.S. interests in the region, not a political stalemate that forces it to stay in.

The SurrenderMedia is now all of a sudden calling for a plan for victory. It is within reach if we persevere, and America does deserve victory after all we have sacrificed. With that in mind Washington, especially the leftward political side of Washington, is looking to be in some kind of bubble where they are clearly disconnected from reality in Iraq and here. It is becoming quite clear in America that the barrier to victory may not be Iraq or Bush – but Congress itself. If that view becomes more clear and fixed in the minds of the electorate (and that is more likely than victory in Iraq) then the entire 2008 dynamic will be turned on its head.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Success In Iraq Is Becoming Almost Unavoidable”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    All the Dems on their debate just now were trying to explain just how they would accomplish it and falling all over each other to do so.

  2. ivehadit says:

    Where’s Soothie???

    Go George! We love you! So many in the world are grateful for the courage you have had to take on the global enemies…G_d bless.

  3. kathie says:

    AJ this changes the subject but I wanted to pass it on because I’m so sick of leaders and MSM trashing my country. This is from Power Line.

    The Kyoto treaty was agreed upon in late 1997 and countries started signing and ratifying it in 1998. A list of countries and their carbon dioxide emissions due to consumption of fossil fuels is available from the U.S. government. If we look at that data and compare 2004 (latest year for which data is available) to 1997 (last year before the Kyoto treaty was signed), we find the following.

    * Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
    * Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1%.
    * Emissions from non-signers increased 10.0%.
    * Emissions from the U.S. increased 6.6%.

  4. Yoo Hoo!

    Yoo Hoo!

    Oh “Bootlicker”, where are you?

    Oh “THECENTERISABUNGHOLE”, where are you?

    Yoo Hoo!