Jun 22 2005

Premature Celebration on Iraq

Published by at 9:20 am under All General Discussions

Let’s stipulate some things about Iraq:

(1) We are slowly and steadily achieving our goal
(2) All the hype in the media about bombings and killings is not deflecting this progress in Iraq
(3) All the hype in the media IS sapping the will of Americans, which means the MSM is closing in on their goal of creating another Vietnam (America loses for no good reason)
(4) Iraq is still violent and a bit shakey.

So when I see an article like this I do feel better that more positive news si coming out of Iraq:

The War is Over, and We Won
By Karl Zinsmeister

Your editor returned to Iraq in April and May of 2005 for another embedded period of reporting. I could immediately see improvements compared to my earlier extended tours during 2003 and 2004. The Iraqi security forces, for example, are vastly more competent, and in some cases quite inspiring. Baghdad is now choked with traffic. Cell phones have spread like wildfire. And satellite TV dishes sprout from even the most humble mud hovels in the countryside.

What the establishment media covering Iraq have utterly failed to make clear today is this central reality: With the exception of periodic flare-ups in isolated corners, our struggle in Iraq as warfare is over. Egregious acts of terror will continue—in Iraq as in many other parts of the world. But there is now no chance whatever of the U.S. losing this critical guerilla war.

I accept the chances of us losing the war are shrinking rapidly. But I would wait until the Iraqi constitution comes out in August, and is ratified by the people in October, before I would say the chances for failure have all but disappeared.

It is clear the Iraqi people are not interested in a civil war – they are exhausted from 30 years of brutal oppression and optimistism drives the day. The terrorists made an enormous political mistake by targetting muslims, and now there is simply not enough support in the population to sustain the terrorists. In fact, the point is rapidly coming were there is not enough support in the population to hide the terrorists.

We are well on our way to succeeding in Iraq, and the word needs to get out. We the people who support this action need to hold the MSM accountable for its one sided reporting. If the blogosphere can successfully challenge Dan Rather on his sloppy reporting, and US Senator Dick Durbin on his disgusting words, we can push the MSM to report fairly about Iraq.

Now is the time for success in Iraq to be our focus, because we are in the 4th quarter of this game and need to complete the win if we want to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to get us this far.

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