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Congratulations! by American Elephant
August 17, 2007, 5:26 am
Filed under: News | Tags: ,

To Jenna Bush and Henry Hager on their engagement! And congratulations to the Hagers, and President and Mrs. Bush.

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager engaged

We’re winning in Iraq! by American Elephant
August 17, 2007, 5:24 am
Filed under: History, Iraq, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Here’s just some of what our troops and Iraqis have accomplished together under the new strategy:

  • Al Qaeda lost the support of Iraq’s Sunni Arabs. The fanatics over-reached…
  • Since the tribes who once were fighting against us turned on al Qaeda, our troops not only captured the senior Iraqi in the organization … but also killed the three al Turki brothers …
  • Al Qaeda has been pushed right across Anbar, from the once Wild West to the province’s eastern fringes. … To quote that senior officer again, “our forces have been taking out their leaders faster than they can find qualified replacements.”
  • It isn’t only al Qaeda taking serious hits. After briefly showing the flag, Muqtada al-Sadr fled back to Iran again, trailed by his senior deputies. …
  • With its descent into criminality and terror, the Mahdi Army, too, has been losing support among Iraqis – in this case, among Shias. …
  • In Mosul, Iraqi army and police units stuck to their guns through a series of tough combat engagements, with the result that massive arms caches were seized from the terrorists and insurgents. In Kirkuk, Iraqi police reacted promptly to last week’s gruesome car-bombing – in time to stop two other car bombs from reaching their intended targets.
  • In Baghdad, the surge isn’t only about American successes – Iraqi security and intelligence forces conducted a series of hard-hitting operations against both al Qaeda and Iran-backed Special Group terrorists.

Support the troops by spreading the word!

Support the troops by thanking them!

Troops in Iraq

If Democrats want unity in Iraq, they should start by showing some here at home! by American Elephant

As the very liberal opponents of the Iraq War at Der Spiegel admit,

“Ramadi is an irritating contradiction of almost everything the world thinks it knows about Iraq–it is proof that the US military is more successful than the world wants to believe. Ramadi demonstrates that large parts of Iraq–not just Anbar Province, but also many other rural areas along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers–are essentially pacified today.”

And Democrats want to leave—which, by all reasoned accounts, would likey throw Iraq into utter chaos, civil war, regional war and genocide. And make no mistake, Democrats want to do so for no other reason than their own partisan gain.

Their excuse, that the government hasn’t yet worked out its political differences, is risable!

Of course Iraqis haven’t been able to work out their differences! Democrats have been threatening every 5 minutes to yank our troops and condemn their country to civil war, regional war and genocide! People don’t reconcile under those sort of conditions! They do everything they can to protect themselves and their interests.

President Bush has shown that his change of strategy has worked. Now the single greatest obstacle to Iraqi reconciliation is the Democrats themselves!

Hurricane Dean races westward! by American Elephant
August 17, 2007, 2:19 am
Filed under: Humor, News | Tags: , , , ,

Hurricane Dean

“Not Only Are We Going to Reach Land…We’re Going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and We’re Going to California and Texas and New York! And We’re Going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan! And Then We’re Going to Washington, D.C.! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”

(from the brilliant James Taranto)

hurricane news here.

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