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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?

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