Jul 06 2008
Iraq did what we wanted it to do. When we invaded Iraq we did many things (removed a dictator who had ties to al-Qaeda and preposition arms in embassies across Europe to arm al-Qaeda sleeper cells for one), but one of the most important goals of the invasion was to divert al-Qaeda’s attention. Liberal Surrendercrats try to claim Iraq distracted the US, but in reality our presence inÂ MesopotamiaÂ was too much for Bin Laden’s legions to ignore, so they came in waves to evict the Great Satan from the heart of Islam, and destroyed themselves. Â Now al-Qaeda is known for two things: massacring Muslims and not winning in Iraq.
Today the UK Times Sunday is reporting the end of al-Qaeda in Iraq - it is reporting mission accomplished!
American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.
After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaedaâ€™s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant â€œlast standâ€ in the northern city of Mosul.
A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.
Operation Lionâ€™s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americansâ€™ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.
Barack Obama is not going to end the war in Iraq. If he ever gets elected, by the time he takes the oath of office it will be already over – thanks to the US Surge, the Sunni Awakening and PM Malike’s defeat of the Mahdi Militia. Mission Accomplished, with thanks to our military, who never gave up like the liberal, democrat Congress did, to our Iraqi allies who fought and died by our side, and to George Bush who made it clear failure was not an option. To the victors!