Sunday, July 20, 2008

Will the Battle Over Iraq End in a Way and at an Hour of President Bush's Choosing?

"This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others; it will end in a way and at an hour of our choosing."
-President Bush, Sept 14, 2001 from President's Remarks at National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

By way of Michael Totten:

Security incidents, or attacks, are at their lowest level in four years. Civilian deaths are down by almost 90 percent since General Petraeus’ counterinsurgency “surge” strategy went into effect. High profile attacks, or explosions, are down by 80 percent in the same time period. American and Iraqi soldiers suffer far fewer casualties than they have for years. Ethno-sectarian deaths from Iraq’s civil war plunged all the way down to zero in May and June 2008.

As Indigo Red points out, Senator Obama's adopted President Bush's National Strategy for Victory in Iraq:
True success will take place when we leave Iraq to a government that is taking responsibility for its future – a government that prevents sectarian conflict, and ensures that the al Qaeda threat which has been beaten back by our troops does not reemerge. That is an achievable goal if we pursue a comprehensive plan to press the Iraqis stand up.

Nothing quite like jumping on the bandwagon of success, and pretending it's been your position all along, right?

Further news reads:

U.S. & Iraq Negotiating Conditions-Based Troop Withdrawal Timeframe

On Obama, Iraqis Like the Messenger but Not His Message

Obama Visiting Countries He's Insulted to Prove His Foreign Policy Credentials

Maliki Endorses Bush Plan, Not Obama Plan for Withdrawal

What Maliki said…

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Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

"Nothing quite like jumping on the bandwagon of success, and pretending it's been your position all along, right?"

Barack Obama is disgusting! I truly do not beleive that the American people will put this nut bag in the White House.

Therefore I beleive that Bush's plan for victory will be fulfilled as McCain follows the right course in the war!

Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:38:00 AM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

Umm... WordSmith,

Don't be too hasty to declare an end to the civil war in Iraq. Just because the deaths are at ZERO doesn't mean anything. The Sunnis and Shiites are probably still giving each other the stink-eye, so the civil war is just raging on a different front.

Victory can never be won until a Democrat is in office!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

Obama has done the homework necessary to be elected: voters the world over have the attention span of a gnat.

The Internet is a great eualizer and thanks to Wordsmith and the writers at Flopping Aces keeps the rest of us gnats informed.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

"Barack Obama is disgusting! I truly do not beleive that the American people will put this nut bag in the White House." Oh sure we can, we put Bush/Cheney in for
8 miserable years didn't we? :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:06:00 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

Obama has nothing but socialist dreams in his small brain. It is utterly ridiculous to think a man with such a paper thin resume to become the Commander in Chief. Obama has been dragging the same Clinton foreign policy failures that created the scenario for 9/11 around with him in the middle east.

We're almost there with Iraq and a hyped up rookie democrat that made it as difficult as he could for our brave men women now has a plan. Give me a break, everything he has said about foreign policy has been wrong. Obamatons will ignore such realities and vote for change and get a rude awakening to the red hand of socialism and defeat (that is probably what they want anyway).

Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

What in the HELL do you think you're doing trotting out FACTS??!!?


Monday, July 21, 2008 12:37:00 PM  

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