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03-20-2009 09:40 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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What do you bet that when our troops all get sent home that our new President is going to take all the credit???? Ready for a shock? Below is an article from the London Times about our military. Interesting, it is!
Our media coverage is shameful!

Winning Isn't News!!

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

( Iraq : What would happen if the U.S. won a war but the media didn't tell the American public? Apparently, we have to rely on a British newspaper for the news that we've defeated the last remnants of al-Qaida in Iraq .
London's Sunday Times called it 'the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.' A terrorist force that once numbered more than 12,000, with strongholds in the west and central regions of Iraq, has in over two years been reduced to a mere 1,200 fighters, backed against the wall in the northern city of Mosul.The destruction of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) is one of the most unlikely and unforeseen events in the long history of American warfare.
We can thank President Bush's surge strategy, in which he bucked both Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington by increasing our forces there instead of surrendering. We can also thank the leadership of the new general he placed in charge there, David Petraeus, who may be the foremost expert in the world on counter-insurgency warfare. And we can thank those serving in our military in Iraq who engaged local Iraqi tribal leaders and convinced them America was their friend and AQI their enemy.

Al-Qaida's loss of the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis began in Anbar Province, which had been written off as a basket case, and spread out from there. Now, in 'Operation Lion's Roar' the Iraqi army and the U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is destroying the fraction of terrorists who are left. More than 1,000 AQI operatives have already been apprehended. Sunday Times (London) reporter Marie Colvin, traveling with Iraqi forces in Mosul, found little AQI presence even in bullet-ridden residential areas that were once insurgency strongholds, and reported that the terrorists have lost control of its Mosul urban base, with what is left of the organization having fled south into the countryside.
Meanwhile, the State Department reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government has achieved 'satisfactory' progress on 15 of the 18 political benchmarks 'a big change for the better from a year ago.' Things are going so well that Maliki has even for the first time floated the idea of a timetable for withdrawal of American forces. He did so while visiting the United Arab Emirates which over the weekend announced that it was forgiving almost $7 billion of debt owed by Baghdad, an impressive vote of confidence from a fellow Arab state in the future of a free Iraq.

But where are the headlines and the front-page stories about all this good news? As the Media Research Center pointed out last week, 'the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 were silent Tuesday night about the benchmarks 'that signaled political progress.' The war in Iraq has been turned around 180 degrees both militarily and politically because President Bush stuck to his guns. Yet apart from IBD, Fox News Channel and parts of the foreign press, the media don't seem to consider this historic event a big story.

Copyright 2008 Investor's Business Daily. All Rights Reserved.

Addendum: The reason you haven't seen this on American television or read about it in the American press is simple--journalism is 'dead' in this country. They are controlled by Liberal Democrats who would rather see our troops defeated than recognize a successful Republican-initiated response to 9/11. Media probably were holding until after coronation of BHO in order to give BHO the credit. God bless our troops, God bless President Bush and God bless the U.S.A.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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03-20-2009 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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A terrorist force that once numbered more than 12,000, with strongholds in the west and central regions of Iraq, has in over two years been reduced to a mere 1,200 fighters
makes you wonder how they figure these numbers.

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03-21-2009 12:07 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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This phrase "the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror" was the only thing from the London Times. The rest is from Investors Buisness Daily. Kinda hard to judge the intent of the phrase without the rest of the article. I'd love to see a link because I can't find this supposed article.
They are controlled by Liberal Democrats who would rather see our troops defeated than recognize a successful Republican-initiated response to 9/11.
Oh, lets not go there. Which party would like to see our president fail? Hmm, it's not the democrats, it's not the independences, who could it be? Hmmm. That failure would mean a failure of the US itself. Also, a "successful Republican-initiated response to 9/11" would have been Bin Ladens head stuffed and mounted on the wall in the oval office. Instead we got ourselves into a situation that was unwarranted. During that time Al-Qaida has regrouped in Afghanistan and flourished in Pakistan. So much for "staying the course".
And we can thank those serving in our military in Iraq who engaged local Iraqi tribal leaders and convinced them America was their friend and AQI their enemy.
And how was this done again? Oh that's right it was the surge, OF MONEY. We paid them. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...8080802918.html

And I love that people on here are flamed by a certain group for bashing Bush but that same group can praise him. Which is it, Bush on or off the table for topic? Oh, nevermind. It'll change when it suits this "group".

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03-21-2009 12:13 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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Also, a "successful Republican-initiated response to 9/11" would have been Bin Ladens head stuffed and mounted on the wall in the oval office.
If they really want to find Bin Lauden they should look in the Clinton's guest room.
Think about it.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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