A monthly summary of Iraq
Posted by Mike O on November 29, 2007
Let’s do a quck review of where thinks stand in Iraq and which way they are going for the month of November:
- American casualties remain low, even though each of the 40 (including accidents) to date is a tragedy. Medical evacuations for wounds remain only slightly higher than that for accidental injuries.
- Iraqi ‘civilian’ deaths (which include the enemy) is down to 544, the lowest values seen by ICasualties since that left-leaning site started.
- Safer in Fallujah than NYC?? That’s what the man on the ground said. Should we declare NYC a failure and redeploy to say, Nashville?
- Baqubah violence down 90%; still more than a normal city, but getting close.
- Christian Church reopens; Muslims asks their Christian neighbors to return. One of the best stories from the month
- 60,000 Iraqis returned in month; even with the MSM reporter trying to write as much negative as possible into this report, it sounds hopeful.
It all is starting to sound less like a war and more like a place with too many lawless thugs (with excessive weaponry). The enemy has no battle plan, no hope of gaining sway over any territory at all, and a population actively trying to get rid of the last of these thugs to get on with a more peaceful life.
Sounding closer and closer to victory (though not yet there). And for the ‘fine, let’s leave then!’ crowd; the only time we’ve pulled out all troops from a war is the one we lost (with the help of the likes of you). All other wars has resulted in a prolonged, but generally peaceful presence. If that stretches our current military a bit thin, it would be time to pull about half our troops out of Germany and Italy; it’s been 60 years there, so I think it’s safe.And yet the Democrats play budget games to try to force a loss at this late stage. Are they really that determined to lose the 2008 election for themselves (as well as 100,000s of Iraqi lives) just to pin a loss on a lame duck president?