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Iraq Update

Iraq forces could control all provinces this year, says U.S. general

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That's a very good article by Reuters. It's objective and non-partisan. It's worth a close read.


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Doncha just love the smell ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Doncha just love the smell of Troll Bait in the evening?!

Hansel2, Baghdad barney, jp2,... dinner is served.

No, marc, that's your own s... (Below threshold)
Brian:

No, marc, that's your own stink you're smelling.

Interesting assessment from a US general. Although for obvious reasons Jayson left out the other part:

But he also expressed caution about their abilities.

"Force structure and capability still lack a certain maturity. The ISF have not yet achieved self reliance in all area of logistics, maintenance and life support," he told the panel.

Yep, sounds like they'll be very successful running their own country in a matter of months.

Oh, and do the Iraqis agree with this assessment? Oops... not even close.

"According to our calculations and our timelines, we think that from the first quarter of 2009 until 2012 we will be able to take full control of the internal affairs of the country," Qadir said.

"In regard to the borders, regarding protection from any external threats, our calculation appears that we are not going to be able to answer to any external threats until 2018 to 2020," he said.

Hey, did you guys ever find... (Below threshold)
NoeValleyJim Author Profile Page:

Hey, did you guys ever find those WMD you promised America were in Iraq? Just wondering.

Does anyone else notice how... (Below threshold)

Does anyone else notice how the left seems incapable of accepting any news or notion of American success in Iraq (or elsewhere, for that matter)?

Does anyone else notice how... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Does anyone else notice how the right seems to elevate every small piece of optimism while ignoring the vastly larger body of contrary facts?

wow...that one's gonna leav... (Below threshold)

wow...that one's gonna leave a mark, victory in Iraq is bad for Democrats.

Ray Robison is the author of Both In One Trench: Saddam's Secret Terror Documents

http://www.bothinonetrench.com

Does anyone else notice how... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

Does anyone else notice how the right seems to elevate every small piece of optimism while ignoring the vastly larger body of contrary facts?
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Lying or spinning is 2nd nature to Brian. Even Hillary and Obama is trying to claim credit for the surge and Brian is still trying to deny or spin it.
If I use Brian 's spin, then the liberal dems are so despicable. The Iraqui are making great progress with the training and helping of our military. Let 's say they won't be completely ready until 2020. What do the liberals want to do now? Withdraw asap. For what? So that less terrorists will be killed and more Iraqui women and children be blown up? Brian is again shamelessly spinning for the liberal agenda of "killing babies, not terrorists".


Hey, did you guys ever find those WMD you promised America were in Iraq? Just wondering.
You can go ask Bill Clinton and all the democrats in Congress. If you are saying that the dem party is a party of liars, then I would agree with you completely.

Noevalleyjim - "Hey, did yo... (Below threshold)
marc:

Noevalleyjim - "Hey, did you guys ever find those WMD you promised America were in Iraq? Just wondering.

Did you ever find a left-loon talking point you failed to admire to the point of giddy euphoria.

And I'm NOT wondering.

novalleyjim, guess you didn... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

novalleyjim, guess you didn't bother to read the Duelfer report. Its only been years since it was published.




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