Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Surgin' General's Petraeus Effect

Refugees return home for what must be the first time ever in the ME. Iraq is settling down. Is it success by any other name? Great Britain certainly thinks so and isn't shy about what 'current achievements' may mean for a certain America political party that has turned weak and boring handwringing into an election theme.

The current achievements, and they are achievements, are being treated as almost
an embarrassment in certain quarters. The entire context of the contest for the
Democratic nomination for president has been based on the conclusion that Iraq
is an absolute disaster and the first task of the next president is to extricate
the United States at maximum speed.

America's strategy and tactics in Iraq have been proven correct by a combination of Divine Intervention, good luck, wishful thinking, faith in freedom, spines made of cold rolled steel, High tech weaponry, an all volunteer military of free people and a surge =stay the course mentality.

Knocking out the largest Arab army in history in 20 days, turning Iraq into a giant sucking killing machine, grinding up Saudi rejects, wanna be jihadis', Iranian Minions and Syrian agents. Leaving them dead on the side of the road for a stranger to bury, has magically drawn the Great Satan's enemies into a quagmire that has drained resources, volunteers and their collective willpower. Going to Iraq for jihad now is a dumb thing to do.

And for what? Another short lived pocket caliphate? More failure to create an Iranian leaning super Shia majority in the gov? Iraq is freeing itself block by block, province by province - all done with a certain ex UN Sec General's fave word - "Legitimacy' and backed up at the point of the world famous M-16.

Legitimacy is exactly what the Great Satan is providing in Iraq. Victory is her escort. America has done her best. America's enemies have done their worst - IED's, EFP's, Mahdi Armies (v1.0 - v6.0), Al Qaeda Super Villian terrorists, Islamic Revo Guards are terms that now equal defeated enemies like Waffin SS, kamikaze, Viet Cong and the Taliban.

Despite bare fanged partisan politics, inappropiate, incorrect and downright unAmerican sounding cries of "The War is Lost" , or "The military is broken" . Such characters may very well rue the day they cried out with such inaccuracies that redefine risable and enemy encouragement.

This is a catastrophic miscalculation. Iraq is getting better. That is good, not
bad, news.

A chance to embrace victory faces a certain American political party. Or to deny and miscalculate.


a.k.a. Blandly Urbane said...

hhmmmmmmm....nasty nefarians in a quagmire? A statement like that might get members of a certain "party" out and about in defense of "freedom fighters." Or a Tedward Kennedy up in arms over the misuse of his chosen terminology for Afgha, uh, er Ira,,,q; one of those places...

Qaeda is on its way down though not today. How big and nasty this all becomes in the process depends upon the Tehrrorists of Tehran.

Rastaman said...

I read your blogger profile. Omigod! You've been to Alabama?

About The War... Some folks are claiming it's been won now. Seems to me that if people are still fighting and killing each other, it's not over yet. Anything can happen, but the signs are positive that we're over the hump on this.

Hindsight is wonderful, I always say. Prophecy in reverse. If Bush had listened to our generals instead of Rumsfeld, we would have gone into Iraq full bore instead of trying to do it on the cheap, under false pretenses and with poor preparation which resulted in being unprepared for the massive looting that should have been a given. We would have hired the army and police instead at a decent wage and kept them employed instead of disbanding them, creating an army of unemployed and angry enemies, another obvious given, and expecting our too few soldiers to do it all.

See what I mean about hindsight? Great stuff. The reason things appear to be finally going more our way is simply because our CinC has finally given a capable general a somewhat free hand. The only thing I give Bush credit for is being a lying, two-faced Left-Winger pretending to be a Republican while he wrecks our economy by ensuring that our borders remain unsecured and our border guards get sent to prison for doing their jobs.

He should have married Nancy Pelosi. They would have made a great couple.

End of rant. Oh, and I added you to my blogroll. Nice blog.


Roger W. Gardner said...

Another great and -- as always -- wildly original posting, GSGF.

It almost makes me feel sorry for those poor, downtroden-by-good-news Dems -- almost, but not quite.

Keep up the great work!

Roger G.

Lord Nazh said...

can't trackback to you, but I did post on your post :)

great write up

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Maybe the Democrats can pull off a surge towards victory embracing Go! Great Satan! Go!. This is their one chance to announce, define and make the case for what democracy really means -

Democracy is more than an election. It's an entire array of unbridled freedom of choice, the rule of law - all the non negotiable demands of humanity.

Since Democracies are like kryptonite - unfree regimes must instantly act to destabilize, co opt or destroy any within reach. In the 911 Age, when in doubt? Knock them out.
NiAcCm GnIkOoL rEtTeB

Unknown said...

It's worth noting that the returning refugees returned because Syria turned them back.