Wednesday, August 6, 2008

You probably won't see or read this story from a major news outlet


Moqtada Packs It In


Good news out of Iraq is becoming almost a daily event: In just the past week, we learned that U.S. combat fatalities (five) dropped in July to a low for the war, that key leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq have fled to the Pakistani hinterland, that troop deployments will soon be cut to 12 months from 15, and that Washington and Baghdad are close to concluding a status-of-forces agreement.
Now this: Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr plans to announce Friday that he will disarm his Mahdi Army, which was raining mortars on Baghdad's Green Zone as recently as April. Coupled with the near-total defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq, this means the U.S. no longer faces any significant organized military foe in the country. It also marks a major setback for Iran, which had used the Mahdi Army as one of its primary vehicles for extending its influence in Iraq.
And remember, the surge didn't work. There isn't any Al-Qaeda in Iraq. And our policies in Iran aren't working.


He who laughs last, laughs best. And the Bush administration is still laughing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have to agree.... nearly 4500 dead American soldiers is pretty funny.

Where's the WMD's?
How much of the surge is just bribery to the factions?
Wow! Big win there... congrats on the victory.

Rolls eyes...

OkieRover said...

Thanks for the congrats. I'm sure you can't appreciate the fact that since we went over there with the fight, we haven't been attacked over here. Anonymous....

OkieRover said...

And if you think we are laughing at 4500 dead? You don't know us very well.