Sunday, January 27, 2008

On the Battlefield, in the Media, and in Washington

"The Americans will exit soon, God willing,"
-Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an intercepted letter to al-Zarqawi, dated July 9, 2005

Bill Roggio maps out and details the ever-shrinking territory of operations from al-Qaeda in Iraq.

"Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator from NY and presidential aspirant,
to General Petraeus on 9/11/07

“Changing the definition of success to stay the course with the wrong policy is the wrong course for our troops and our national security. The time to end the surge and to start bringing our troops home is now – not six months from now."
-Barack Obama, Senator from Illinois and presidential hopeful,
to General Petraeus on 9/11/07

"I say to you: that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media. And that we are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of our Umma."
-Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an intercepted letter to al-Zarqawi, dated July 9, 2005

Iraqi Officer Challenges Media Misinformation about Coalition Forces

Senator Clinton takes credit for the "Surge", on Meet the Press:
MR. RUSSERT: If General Petraeus says, "Senator, in September you called the surge the suspension of belief. It has worked, and you know it's worked"--let me finish--"you can see on the ground. I'm saying to you, Senator, or president-elect Clinton, don't destroy Iraq. It's working, the surge is working. Keep troops there just a few more months to get this reconciliation complete."

SEN. CLINTON: ...The point of the surge was to quickly move the Iraqi government and Iraqi people. That is only now beginning to happen, and I believe in large measure because the Iraqi government, they watch us, they listen to us. I know very well that they follow everything that I say. And my commitment to begin withdrawing our troops in January of 2009 is a big factor, as it is with Senator Obama, Senator Edwards, those of us on the Democratic side. It is a big factor in pushing the Iraqi government to finally do what they should have been doing all along.

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Blogger Gayle said...

I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place between conservative bloggers and the liberal media. And that we are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Of course the remainder of this battle is being fought against islamofascists. Now, how is it that we are in a situation where it seems harder to get our media to tell the truth than it does to fight terrorism?

Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:20:00 PM  
Blogger dcat said...

The media is out for them selves.

A bunch of ass kissers!

I see we are fresh out of republicans for the presidential race! UGH!

Is there anyone with a gosh darn back bone anymore!?!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 2:19:00 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Politician - BAH!!

Taking credit this week what they opposed last week. Amazingly, they can do this with a straight face and absolutely no conscience...

Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:06:00 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Hillary would take credit for dog poop in NYC if she thought it would get her a single vote!

The media will never side with the right because ut goes against their very nature.

Rush call them right, "The Drive By Media, " and , "The Media Wing Of the Democrat Party."

Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger Tapline said...

Word, Although they dish out heaps of garbage against the troops, against protecting America, against justice against terrorist, and the beat goes on, but they have a large following. I do not understand them believing all that garbage!!!! stay well....

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

I am on record as warning that when it was clear beyond any doubt that the surge worked Democrats would try and take credit for it.

The fact that Hillary has done so and there is not shrieks of laughter from the media is a warning that reality will be redefined during this campaign year to a degree which is unprecedented.

P.S. Love those animated GIFs showing the progress.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The good...

and the bad.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

How dare that B**** try to take credit and give credit for the Surge that ALL the Democrats opposed to the Democrats!!

"The War Is Lost" Harry Reid Democrats!!

OoOoooooooOOOOO this burns me up!

The ONLY ones who can take credit for the Surge working are General Patraeus and the Troops themselves!!

Monday, January 28, 2008 12:36:00 PM  

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