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Are We Winning the War in Iraq?

By July 27, 2008

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According to an analysis by the Associated Press, recently published in an Air Force Times article, we are. Despite the occasional bursts of violence, Iraq has reached the point where the insurgents, who once controlled whole cities, no longer have the clout to threaten the viability of the central government, according to the article. Statistics show violence at a four-year low. The monthly American death toll appears to be at its lowest of the war — four killed in action so far this month as of Friday, compared with 66 in July a year ago. From a daily average of 160 insurgent attacks in July 2007, the average has plummeted to about two dozen a day this month. On Wednesday the nationwide total was 13.

According to the analysis, the questions now facing both Americans and Iraqis are: What kinds of help will the country need from the U.S. Military, and for how long? The questions will take on greater importance as the U.S. presidential election nears, with one candidate pledging a troop withdrawal and the other insisting on staying.

July 29, 2008 at 9:39 am
(1) Sandcrab13 says:

Amazing how this type of info never makes it ot the 6 O’Clock news.

God Bless our men & women in uniform for their outstanding job is hanging tough and completing their mission.

Well Done!

July 29, 2008 at 10:57 am
(2) james says:

Because the press in USA is left… proof look at the reporters.. how many gave to the Dems..


Sad but it is true.. how many times the news was positive.. ?

July 29, 2008 at 7:17 pm
(3) JJ says:

I think it is great that the violence is down and hope that it stays that way. But what caused it? A few more troops in more areas (did they actually round up or eliminate that many insurgents)? Sunnis turning against Al Q? Political progress? (not likely – no real change there), Madhi army laying low (see Basra)?
Some combination of all these?
Historically these people know patience and long range planning, I will temper my expectations until after our election and hope the peace, such as it is, is real and continues.

July 30, 2008 at 4:05 pm
(4) devbravo says:

Get Real !! ONE of the MAJOR reasons this
so-called “surge” has “worked” is because
The Bush Admin agreed to “hire” Sunni insurgents to fight Al-Qaida insurgents.
So the bottom line here is we’re now paying
the same people who just a few months earlier
were fighting and killing our troops!
The War in Iraq was based on a whole
series of LIES!
We’re spilling precious blood and burning up
a fortune in money; meanwhile COMMUNIST China
(that’s right they’re still communists)
is building a two ocean nuclear navy.(why?)
While we run out and buy American Flags made in China at Wal-Mart.


July 31, 2008 at 11:17 am
(5) educator says:

Thank God for YOUR voices. You’re absolutely right, the news is filled with so much PERSONAL opinions, that you’ll never get the truth.

October 24, 2008 at 4:25 pm
(6) The Sarge says:

all over again


May 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm
(7) Steve says:

To Dev, I’m sure that at any given moment, there are MANY things going “wrong” according to perspective. Why aren’t we in the communist PART of China? As of 2009, I’m fairly sure that if we warred with them, our economy would more than triple back on itself, for it cannot afford a major importing country such as China. And who’s to say that you yourself wouldn’t say, “Hey, why are we in China when there are crazy guys in the middle east who are literally BURNING OUR FLAGS, screaming they hate us, and denouncing our principles? We should fight THEM!” The communist PART of China is of a smaller threat to the world’s well being and preservation of liberty than that of the growing hatred in the Middle East. Our fight is to spread freedom, and the Middle East is our and NATO’s forefront.

March 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(8) Jacob says:

i hope that all the stuiped iraqs die and we kick there lil buts i hate the iraqs and there crap….. i hope the iraqs die =]

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