Monday, October 04, 2004

Bad Days for Zarqawi

Looks like Zarqawi is having a rough go of it these days. Apparently, he's losing a significant fraction of his work force to the nightly US attacks on Fallujah, his car bombers keep failing to show up for follow-on missions, and now it looks like Ba'athist insurgents in Fallujah have had enough of him! This is good news. Insurgents battling insurgents. Let's hope they kill each other off quickly while keeping civilian casualties to a minimum.

There's a great new series starting today in the Stars and Stripes. It's a personal story about some 1st ID soldiers.

I found my two favorite Iraqi blog sites- Healing Iraq and Iraq at a Glance. Many of you heard me talk about the professors, doctors, dentists, and scholars that I worked with in Iraq. Well, now I'm referring you to these two sites because the points of view expressed in them look awfully familiar to me. Read them, and you'll know the kind of feedback that I got from my Iraqi cohorts on a daily basis. On TV, you see street-urchin thugs dancing and chanting around burning vehicles and charred bodies. These blogs will show you how educated Iraqis think.

If you're not familiar with the Oil-for-Food Scandal, here's your chance to catch up. Glenn Reynolds, the famous Instapundit, has been tracking this story well. If you don't know what kind of corruption has been coming out of the UN, then you are not qualified to debate the war in Iraq.

Finally, I'm sure that by now you've all heard about the Lone Star Iconoclast's recent endorsement of John Kerry for Prez. This was big news, because Bush's hometown paper was endorsing the other guy. Well, the tables have turned. John Kerry got his political start in Lowell, Mass and now the Lowell Sun (much higher circulation than the Iconoclast) is vigorously endorsing President Bush. You gotta read this...

We in Massachusetts know John Kerry. He got his first taste of politics 32 years ago in the cities and towns of Greater Lowell.

In his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Kerry, a Navy war hero, hasn't risen above the rank of seaman for his uninspiring legislative record. He's been inconsistent on major issues. First he's for the 1991 Persian Gulf War, then he opposes it. First he's for the war in Iraq, then he's against it. First he's for a strong U.S. defense, then he votes against military weapons programs. First he's for the U.S. Patriot Act, then he opposes it.

Kerry's solution to stop terrorism? He'd go to the U.N. and build a consensus. How naive. France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Iraq oil-for-food scam artists don't want America to succeed. They want us brought down to their level. And more and more, Kerry sounds just like them. In a recent campaign speech, Kerry said America was in the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

No doubt John Kerry sincerely wants to serve his country, but we believe he's the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.


jdwill said...

You soldiers are making us proud. God bless you and keep you. Pound the insurgency down so the Iraqi's can have a chance to run their own country and you can come home. I am rooting for the exit strategy of victory.

Some news you may not have seen: Someone has leaked 42 pages of Iraqi Intelligence Service documents
to CNS News. Be sure to follow the document link reproduced here .

>>Other memos provide a list of terrorist groups with whom Iraq had relationships and considered available for terror operations against the United States. Among the organizations mentioned are those affiliated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, two of the world's most wanted terrorists.<<

>>They detail the Iraqi regime's purchase of five kilograms of mustard gas on Aug. 21, 2000 and three vials of malignant pustule, another term for anthrax, on Sept. 6, 2000.<<

>>The memo includes Saddam's directive that "the party should move to hunt the Americans who are on Arabian land, especially in Somalia, by using Arabian elements ..." <<

Note that in the NRO post, five "big, medium, and small" media organizations are looking into the documents.Not only is Zarqawi having a bad week from you, these memos could prove the connections between Saddam and the terrorists (and WMD) to the public in a big way. I hope these documents pan out. What an October surprise! If these docs are legit, they will blow galaxy sized holes in the 'no WMD', 'no terrorist connection' arguments.

I suspect these are only the tip of the iceberg.


Anonymous said...

Duelfer Report Jogs Post "Gulf War" Memory

Post "Gulf War" and Pre "9/Eleven", saber rattling, Suddam promised President Bush(I)he would embed sleeper agents in the United States, signal their activation, and shed American blood on American soil.

With or without WMD's in Iraq....America is safer today because when we were attacked, President George W. Bush took quick and decisive responsibilty/action for our "Homeland Security"!

Thank President Bush and Support our Troops.