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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How Will Obama Adjust To The New Reality In Iraq?

Will he continue to kow tow to the moonbat peace activists like Code Pink, one of their founders is a major bundler, or will he decide to support a fledgeling democracy and ally in the Middle East? In a recent editorial he wrote that he still plans to start withdrawing troops immediately if he takes office with the same sixteen month timeline he has been touting since he decided to run for president which top military brass says is impossible. Most of the time he doesn't sound like he even has a clue to what is going on over there and just spews endless left wing talking points that are often demonstratably false. He plans to visit there soon but will he even listen to what Iraqi leaders and the Generals tell him or will he arrogantly assume his way is best despite his ignorance?
Frederick and Kimberly Kagan and Gen. Keane recently returned from Iraq and gave a must read report in today's WSJ on "The New Reality in Iraq". Terrorists are still able to kill people here and there, its what they do, but their abilities to do so have been decimated and the people are sick of them.

All of the most important objectives of the surge have been accomplished in Iraq. The sectarian civil war is ended; al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has been dealt a devastating blow; and the Sadrist militia and other Iranian-backed militant groups have been disrupted.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi government has accomplished almost all of the legislative benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration. More important, it is gaining wider legitimacy among the population. The attention of Iraqis across the country is focused on the upcoming provincial elections, which will be a pivotal moment in Iraq's development.

Another key point they make is that Iraq is eager to expand its oil production and that will help to put more downward pressure on the futures speculation market that drives the price of oil. Anyway go read the whole thing it seems that light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter and its not a freight train headed our way.


Trader Rick said...

All three Broadcast Network News Anchors will be traveling with Hussein to the middle east to document the Messiah's pilgrimage...

Gayle said...

I'm positive that we have more innocent people dying every day right here in America at the hands of criminals, serial killers, thugs, etc., than we do soldiers or Iraqis in Iraq, Goat. Not to minimize anyone's death, but Obama needs to get a grip on reality. It is because we are there and because of the surge that Iraq is beginning to get it's ducks in a row. To pull us all out will... well, you know what will happen. I know I don't have to spell it out!

What will Obama do? One thing is for certain: He will say anything he can to get elected, whether it's the truth or not. I doubt even he knows what he would do, but another thing that is for sure, we probably aren't going to like it! :(