Apr 29 2007
The Democrats should have sent the DOA Bill on the Iraq war to Bush for a swift veto, but instead they grandstanded for the weekend news shows – as did their cohorts al Qaedaan other insurgent groups who wanted to show Dems and America what MIGHT happen if we stay in Iraq:
A suicide car bomb exploded Saturday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as the streets were packed with people heading for evening prayers, killing at least 63 and wounding scores near some of the country’s most sacred shrines.
The reason these attacks are being stepped up and Musims being killed is al Qaeda and want us to leave and want show what WILL happen when we leave. This is the result of the surrender signal Reid and Pelosi and Democrats sent the world. The insugents were trying to lie low when the Surge was first annoiunced. But when it became clear the Surrendercrats were going to force a defeat the violence erupted to provide support to their cause. The Dems wanted to be the party of defeat, and defeat in war is always bloody and deadly. The Kmher Rouge, who the dems empowered with their flight from Vietnam, will look like saints compared to al Qaeda’s victory slaughter plans.
Addendum: Instead of the Surrendercrats plan to leave the good people in Iraq to the Butchers of al Qaeda, the best path out of Iraq is through Ramadi and Anbar province and the clear progress being made there (with clear work yet to be done)
Anbar Province, long the lawless heartland of the tenacious Sunni Arab resistance, is undergoing a surprising transformation. Violence is ebbing in many areas, shops and schools are reopening, police forces are growing and the insurgency appears to be in retreat.
“Many people are challenging the insurgents,” said the governor of Anbar, Maamoon S. Rahid, though he quickly added, “We know we haven’t eliminated the threat 100 percent.”
Many Sunni tribal leaders, once openly hostile to the American presence, have formed a united front with American and Iraqi government forces against Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. With the tribal leaders’ encouragement, thousands of local residents have joined the police force. About 10,000 police officers are now in Anbar, up from several thousand a year ago. During the same period, the police force here in Ramadi, the provincial capital, has grown from fewer than 200 to about 4,500, American military officials say.
On the roof of the main building, Capt. Jason Arthaud, commander of Company B, First Battalion, Sixth Marines, said the building had taken no sniper fire since November. “Just hours of peace and quiet,” he deadpanned. “And boredom.”
Violence has fallen swiftly throughout Ramadi and its sprawling rural environs, residents and American and Iraqi officials said. Last summer, the American military recorded as many as 25 violent acts a day in the Ramadi region, ranging from shootings and kidnappings to roadside bombs and suicide attacks. In the past several weeks, the average has dropped to four acts of violence a day, American military officials said.
Read the whole thing. It paints a balanced picture of success that has the possibility to be lasting – if we stick with it. But what is clear is the choice. Surrendercrats want us to sit by and watch the bombings we see in the first story and let people simply massacre each other while al Qaeda gains strength. President Bush and General Petraeus want to use the Anbar model as a path to real success (not the crazy act of saying the word as we leave the moderate, democrat loving Iraqis to their brutal slaughter). Surrendercrats vs. American Resolve. Surrendercrats aligned with Bin Laden’s al Qaeda in preferred resolution. Surrendercrats vs. America itself. All because of terminal Bush Derangement Syndrome and a lust for power.