Posted by Curt on 20 August, 2006 at 11:03 am. 3 comments already!


Yup, it’s official. Everyone stop everything….bring the troops home, tell the terrorists that they win because the Washington Post now declares Iraq is in a civil war, not only that, there is no longer any debate on this point because, well, because they say so:

The debate is over: By any definition, Iraq is in a state of civil war. Indeed, the only thing standing between Iraq and a descent into total Bosnia-like devastation is 135,000 U.S. troops — and even they are merely slowing the fall. The internecine conflict could easily spiral into one that threatens not only Iraq but also its neighbors throughout the oil-rich Persian Gulf region with instability, turmoil and war.

The quagmire has become a civil war.


and tens of thousands have been killed from the fighting and criminal activity since the U.S. occupation began.

News flash dummy, hundreds of thousands were killed from the criminal activity inside the Saddam regime.

The violence in Iraq is situated in a few of the 17 provinces inside Iraq but we are to believe, because the WaPo tells us to, that Iraq is now in a civil war…..baloney.

Whats sad is that the liberals desperately want it to become a civil war so they can tell the world that Bush was wrong, they were right. 25 million people be damned. They get to be proved right.

What has been accomplished in Iraq in such a short time frame is nothing short of incredible. Three successful democratic votes have taken place, Iraqi troops are handling military situations on their own in many parts of the country, Saddam is about to pay for his crimes, and 25 million people are now free to decide their own fate.

In 3 years! With so few lives lost.

Yes, I know, close to 3000 American lives have been lost but when you compare that to the numbers killed in one battle during prior wars you will see that this has been a successful campaign to rid the world of a tyrant who threatened our country and its citizens, who supported terrorism and refused to obey a cease fire he signed with us.

And 25 million people are now free to run their lives as they see fit in a Democracy.

Ann Coulter describes what we have accomplished in her book, Godless, when speaking about Murtha’s call for a immediate withdrawal from Iraq:

At that point in the war, the U.S. military had deposed a dictator who had already used weapons of mass destruction and would have used them again. We had found evidence proving that Saddam Hussein was working with Al-Qaeda and was trying to acquire long-range missiles from North Korea and enriched uranium from Niger. Saddam was on trial and his psychopath sons were dead. The American military had captured or killed scores of foreign terrorists in Baghdad. The Iraqi people had voted in two free democratic elections already and were one month away from a third vote for a National Assembly. The long-suffering Kurds were free and no longer required 24/7 protection by U.S. fighter jets. Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi had voluntarily dismantled his weapons of mass destruction, and Syria had withdrawn from Lebanon. Last but certainly not least, the Marsh Arabs’ wetlands ecosystem in central Iraq that Saddam drained was being restored, so even the Democrats’ war goals in Iraq were being met.

The American military had done all this with just over 2,000 deaths. These deaths are especially painful because they fall on our greatest Americans. Still, we were a lot farther along in the Iraq War then were after the first 2,000 deaths in any other war. There about 600,000 deaths in the Civil War, 400,000 deaths in World War II, and 60,000 deaths in Vietnam – before Walter Cronkite finally threw in the towel and declared victory for North Vietnam.

The Iraqi people will form a successful Democracy. Will it be pretty? No. Neither was ours.

Why is it that Americans need everything instantaneous? Three years after the Revolution our Democracy was not pretty, there were many speed bumps in the road. I am confident that the Iraqi people will figure this out and until then we need to stand behind them. Creating a Democratic state in the middle of dictators is too important a goal to just throw in the towel.

Just today the terrorists sniped at innocent Iraqi’s attending a religious procession:

A religious procession by hundreds of thousands of Shiites in Baghdad was marred Sunday by sniper attacks that killed 20 pilgrims, a tragic reminder of the deep sectarian divisions in a country that many fear is heading toward all-out civil war.

But wait a minute:

The U.S. military has received confirmed reports of five Iraqi civilians killed and is checking reports of about 20 killed, military spokesman Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said.

And then:

“Iraqi forces reacted immediately to each reported incident, suppressing attacks and detaining several suspects,” he said.

Does that sound like a civil war? No. It sounded like a good military response to some terrorists trying to disrupt a religious ceremony. Guess what, it didn’t succeed:

Still, the main ceremonies at the golden-domed shrine to Imam Moussa Kadhim, one of 12 Shiite saints, continued peacefully.

The Iraqi leaders know that Iraq is not in a civil war:

But Iraq’s Industry Minister Fowzi Hariri refused to accept that a civil war was imminent.

“Sectarian wars happen in Rwanda. That’s not happening in Iraq. The vast majority of the people of Iraq are determined to end up in a national unity country and a government that is for the whole of Iraqis,” Hariri said on CNN’s Late Edition program.

He acknowledged that “certain elements” are trying to destabilize the country and taking advantage of some “gaps” in the security system. “But they will not win,” he asserted.

They must not win. No matter how much the terrorists and the left in this country wills it, they will not win.

Last point. This article was written by Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack. Pollack wrote a book called “The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq” in Sept 2002 in which he lays out the reasons why he believes that only the invasion of Iraq is the solution to the problem.

Senior Fellow Kenneth Pollack argues that to prevent Saddam from acquiring nuclear weapons, the United States has little choice to topple the regime, eradicate its weapons of mass destruction, and rebuild the country as a prosperous and stable society.

Plus he laid out what would be needed to ensure success:

Additionally, Washington must be committed to the postwar reconstruction of Iraq and the establishment of a stable democracy, a task that will require a large occupation force for an extended period as well as a lot of money.

All of which we are doing.

My, how times have changed for this writer huh? The DummiesU mindmeld seems to have worked wonders on his hairdo.


Check out what the Iraqi military accomplished just yesterday:

Iraqi army forces conducted precision raids on three separate objectives in Baghdad on Aug. 18 capturing three death squad leaders, all of whom participated in a massacre of Iraqi families in Al Jihad in July.

As coalition advisers provided support, Iraqi forces captured all three of these individuals in the Al Rasheed district without incident.

The first individual is a senior level insurgent leader believed to be the overall leader and a participant in a July 9 ambush of Iraqi families at a checkpoint in the al Jihad area.

The second individual is another senior level insurgent leader whose cell allegedly established the checkpoint in al Jihad on July 9. He and his cell are also believed to be responsible for kidnappings and murders in two Baghdad districts; improvised explosive device, or IED attacks in the city; and burning and looting local businesses.

The final individual and his cell are alleged participants in the 9 July massacre. His cell is also believed to be responsible for: kidnapping and murdering Iraqi citizens and then attaching the bodies to cars and dragging them through the streets; and conducting IED attacks.

They are trained and now fighting the good fight.

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