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Bush was right/Democrats lied #379: by American Elephant

Democrats unanimously confirm the four-star General they previously accused of lying about the Surge and referred to as General “Betray Us.”

How anyone who votes Democrat can even face themselves in the mirror is utterly beyond me.



Winning the War on ALL Fronts! by American Elephant

Reports from the Pentagon, CIA, the British, and corroborated by independent terrorism experts conclude that the United States military, under General David Petraeus and President Bush is winning the war on terror, and winning big:

Al Qaeda virtually defeated in Iraq, Saudi Arabia:

Less than a year after his agency warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaeda, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays the terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its presumed haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

In a strikingly upbeat assessment, the CIA chief cited major gains against al-Qaeda’s allies in the Middle East and an increasingly successful campaign to destabilize the group’s core leadership. [read more]

Taliban in Afghanistan on brink of defeat:

Missions by special forces and air strikes by unmanned drones have “decapitated” the Taliban and brought the war in Afghanistan to a “tipping point”, the commander of British forces has said.

The new “precise, surgical” tactics have killed scores of insurgent leaders and made it extremely difficult for Pakistan-based Taliban leaders to prosecute the campaign, according to Brig Mark Carleton-Smith.

In the past two years an estimated 7,000 Taliban have been killed, the majority in southern and eastern Afghanistan. But it is the “very effective targeted decapitation operations” that have removed “several echelons of commanders”. This in turn has left the insurgents on the brink of defeat, the head of Task Force Helmand said. [read more]

US Troop Deaths in Iraq at All Time Low:

BAGHDAD, June 1 (Reuters) – U.S. troop deaths in Iraq fell to their lowest level last month since the 2003 invasion and officials said on Sunday improved security also helped the country boost oil production in May to a post-war high. [read more]

US-Backed Government and Army May be Winning the War:

THERE’S BEEN a relative lull in news coverage and debate about Iraq in recent weeks — which is odd, because May could turn out to have been one of the most important months of the war. While Washington’s attention has been fixed elsewhere, military analysts have watched with astonishment as the Iraqi government and army have gained control for the first time of the port city of Basra and the sprawling Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, routing the Shiite militias that have ruled them for years and sending key militants scurrying to Iran. At the same time, Iraqi and U.S. forces have pushed forward with a long-promised offensive in Mosul, the last urban refuge of al-Qaeda. So many of its leaders have now been captured or killed that U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, renowned for his cautious assessments, said that the terrorists have “never been closer to defeat than they are now.”

Iraq passed a turning point last fall when the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign launched in early 2007 produced a dramatic drop in violence and quelled the incipient sectarian war between Sunnis and Shiites. Now, another tipping point may be near, one that sees the Iraqi government and army restoring order in almost all of the country, dispersing both rival militias and the Iranian-trained “special groups” that have used them as cover to wage war against Americans. [read more]

Bin Laden, Al Qaeda Losing Support Among Muslims:

Important Muslim thinkers, including some on whom bin Laden depended for support, have rejected his vision of jihad. Once sympathetic publics in the Middle East and South Asia are growing disillusioned. As CIA Director Michael Hayden said last week, “Fundamentally, no one really liked Al Qaeda’s vision of the future.” At the same time, and potentially much more important over the long run, a new vision of Islam, neither bin Laden’s nor that of the traditionalists who preceded him, is taking shape. Momentum is building within the Muslim world to re-examine what had seemed immutable tenets of the faith, to challenge what had been taken as literal truths and to open wide the doors of interpretation (ijtihad) that some schools of Islam tried to close centuries ago. [read more]

Let’s be sure to give credit where credit is due. This is all due to the hard work of our military men and women, to the strategy of General Petraeus and military leadership, and to the vision and steadfast leadership of President Bush, his administration, Republicans and the independant Joe Lieberman. Let’s also be clear, because President Bush will never say it, but this success is also very much despite the Democrats and their ceaseless efforts to sabotage the Commander in Chief and the war effort itself for political gain.



Democrats Attempt to Censor Petraeus by American Elephant

General David Petraeus

There are no “General Betray-Us” ads this time around, I guess we should be glad Democrats aren’t stupid enough to pull that bone-headed move again. But don’t worry, they’re still plenty stupid…

With General Petraeus set to testify before congress again, the Democrats talking points are exactly the same as last time — “General Petraeus is a puppet for the White House, things are going horribly in Iraq, and he damn well better not try to tell Americans any different!”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Army Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Thursday not to “put a shine on recent events” in Iraq when they testify before Congress next week.

“I hope we don’t hear any glorification of what happened in Basra,” said Pelosi, referring to a recent military offensive against Shiite militants in the city led by the Iraqi government and supported by U.S. forces. [read more]

The implication that General Petraeus would even consider presenting anything but a fair and honest assessment of conditions on the ground is just as disgraceful and inexcusable now as it was the last time Democrats smeared him.

The fact is the only reason the Democrats need to warn Petraeus in the first place is because the surge has been so successful. Violence continues to drop, the Iraqi parliament has passed a whole slew of some of the most contentious benchmarks, and now the Iraqi government has again proven Democrats wrong, by leading the fight against the very same Shiite militias Democrats complained just a short time ago they were unable and unwilling to fight.

The Weekly Standard puts the lie to the Democrats latest spin.



The Surge is a Success — Democrats Are The Failure! by American Elephant

Nancy Pelosi Failure

Let’s take a short, but very important walk down memory lane:

In the run-up to the 2006 election, Democrats claimed it was time for a new strategy in Iraq. They refused to tell the American people what their new strategy would be, and then when they won, claimed the war was lost and that they had a mandate to pull the troops out of Iraq.

This despite the fact that President Bush had already announced a new strategy, which became known as the surge, and that Democrats had just unanimously confirmed General Petraeus who made his support for the surge central to his confirmation hearing.

Then, before the Surge troops had even all arrived in Iraq, Democrats declared it was a failure.

When General Petraeus was set to report to congress on the considerable success he had been having, first Nancy Pelosi refused to meet with him, then Democrats accused him of being a liar who was nothing but a mouthpiece for President Bush. MoveOn.org. one of Democrats most powerful special interest groups accused Petraeus of being a traitor to the country for daring to report the truth of the Surge’s success.

Remember that this November! The base of the Democratic party called General Petraeus a traitor to America because he refused to deliver them the defeat they so desperately lusted for for their own political gain!

When Democrats could no longer feasibly deny that the Surge was working, and working dramatically well, determined to secure defeat for their political gain, they again changed their defeatist propaganda. Now, they said, the troops have done a great job, but the Surge is still a failure because there has been no political progress.

One month ago Harry Reid claimed precisely that at almost exactly the same time the Iraqi Parliament passed one of the most contentious benchmarks, a de Ba’athification law allowing former members of Saddam’s ruling party to seek employment in the government.

Just eleven Days ago, Nancy Pelosi repeated her party’s talking point — again calling Iraq a failure. The problem is, she did so just one day after the announcement that one of al Qaeda’s top leaders has himself said that al Qaeda in Iraq has been devastated by the surge.

Now, just a few short days after San Fran Nan’s latest ejaculation of, “FAILURE!” the Iraqi Parliament has once again proved itself more able to compromise than the US Democrat party:

Within the last week the Iraqi parliament passed key laws having to do with provincial elections (the law devolves power to the local level in a decentralization system that is groundbreaking for the region), the distribution of resources, and amnesty. And those laws follow ones passed in recent months having to do with pensions, investment, and de-Ba’athification. [read more]

That is more progress and more compromise in one week than Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the bitterly partisan Democrats have shown since the war in Iraq began.

Saddam Hussein is dead and gone. Iraq is turning from an avowed enemy of the United States into a democracy and an ally of the United States. And while Democrats voted for the war, they have done everything in their power since to ensure it fails.

If President Bush had not stood up to them, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the power-hungry Democrats would have had us out of Iraq by now, almost ensuring the nation would once again become a tyranny, a danger to the region and the world, a stronghold of al Qaeda and an enemy of the United States.

But despite their best efforts to ensure just such a defeat for their political gain, the Surge is a Success! Democrats are the Failure!




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