Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Oh, you mean there actually is good news?!?

A former Iraqi insurgent and a member of the Sunni Awakening shakes hands with a U.S. soldier while patroling an area in Hor Rajab, southwest of Baghdad. As part of the Sunni Awakening the residents of Hor Rajab pledged to fight Al-Qaeda and take back control of their area.
Ahmad Al-Rubaye - AFP/Getty Images

Neighborhood boys watched a table soccer game in the Haifa Street section of Baghdad. Until recently the area was plagued by sectarian violence.
Photo: Joao Silva for
The New York Times

Artwork by the children is displayed on the wall. Mrs. Aasan and her co-workers have tried to steer the children toward more positive depictions of their lives.
Photo: Joao Silva for The New York Times

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Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Victory forces recognition even from liberal rags!!!!

Abotu darn time to!

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

So, how stupid do the defeatists look now? Never bet on the greatest country on earth. Idiots.

I love the NYT having to eat humble pie, too. That's the best.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Have you noticed that this news is making the Salon variety of moonbat even MORE desperate?

They're into full hatemongering mode on that long thread at Flopping Aces:


P.S. Add this from the L.A. Times to the Victory parade:


"Sunnis and Shiites work together at the local level to protect their neighborhoods from insurgents and militias.
"What you find is these people have lived together for decades with no problem until the terrorists arrived and tried to instigate the problem," said Lt. Col. Valery Keaveny, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 509th Airborne unit in the Iskandariya area south of Baghdad. "So they are perfectly willing to work together to keep the terrorists out."

and this from the Washington Post:


"THE EVIDENCE is now overwhelming that the "surge" of U.S. military forces in Iraq this year has been, in purely military terms, a remarkable success. By every metric used to measure the war -- total attacks, U.S. casualties, Iraqi casualties, suicide bombings, roadside bombs -- there has been an enormous improvement since January."

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken Hoop said...


of course Fallujah is also said to be a success. the next Iraqi government whenever it stabilizes, will be anti-American and anti-Israel, just as Saddam's was. this is victory? Yeah, to Iran.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken Hoop said...

commentor on Juan Cole today notes:

Glenn Greenwald at salon.com blogs on the Bilal Hussein travesty and how the reich wing blogs work hand in hand with the usa military to "control the flow of information" and attack those they deem insufficiently patriotic and supportive of the usa occupation.


" ... more important still is how threatening and chilling this behavior is. Since Hussein was detained, Associated Press - for obvious reasons - has had great difficulty finding Iraqis in Anbar to work with them, due to fears that they will be arrested the way Hussein was. Other news organizations are having the same difficulty. When the US military sufficiently intimidates journalists from reporting on wars, then one must increasingly rely for news upon the government and the military, or upon journalists who are reporting in a way that is pleasing to those authorities. "

applies here too.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:26:00 PM  

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