The British newpaper the Times is reporting on the success of U.S. and Iraqi forces in driving al Qaeda from Mosul, their last major urban stronghold in Iraq. With that in mind, let's not forget Harry Reid surrendering to al Qaeda 14 months ago: American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror. Read the entire article. Well, at least this is front page news in Britain. How devoid of patriotism and objectivity must our MSM be to ignore this?
Or Obama claiming that the surge would not work (final 2 minutes, 30 seconds of the video below taken on the eve of the State of the Union speech in 2007, where Bush announced the "surge.")
What has transpired in Iraq is a military turn-around and victory of historic proportions. It should be celebrated across the four corners of the U.S. It should be front page news. It is a victory that is reverberating throughout the Muslim world. Yet there is only silence in our perfidious MSM.
This from the Times:
After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.
A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.
Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.
The group has been reduced to hit-and-run attacks, including one that killed two off-duty policemen yesterday, and sporadic bombings aimed at killing large numbers of officials and civilians.
. . . American and Iraqi leaders believe that while it would be premature to write off Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni group has lost control of its last urban base in Mosul and its remnants have been largely driven into the countryside to the south.
. . . The number of foreign fighters coming over the border from Syria to bolster Al-Qaeda’s numbers is thought to have declined to as few as 20 a month, compared with 120 a month at its peak.
Brigadier General Abdullah Abdul, a senior Iraqi commander, said: “We’ve limited their movements with check-points. They are doing small attacks and trying big ones, but they’re mostly not succeeding.”
Major-General Mark Hertling, American commander in the north, said: “I think we’re at the irreversible point.”
American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.
Read the entire article. Well, at least this is front page news in Britain. How devoid of patriotism and objectivity must our MSM be to ignore this?