Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hillary gets ready to fight the new war

What's the deal with the Dems scurrying to get onboard the Anbar Success bus? Last Monday Hillary told an audience at the VFW that, "We've begun to change tactics in Iraq, and in some areas, particularly in Al Anbar province, it's working."

It is? Did freakin' deal; Anbar has a population of 1.33 people; Baghdad has 6.55 million. [The newshour] Chasing a few bearded jihadis out of a sparsely populated desert doesn't a ringing success make. And it doesn't prove that the Surge is suddenly working.

While we all revel in the victory of Anbar, we should keep in mind that we lost another Black Hawk down, killing 14 more soldiers yesterday (I'm so sure it was a "mechanical problems"), two Iraqi govenors have been killed in the past 10 days and while visiting politicians from Washington are able to leisurely walk the streets of Ramadi (though not so much Fallujah) . . .

AP reports:

"Suicide bombers have killed more than 2,315 Iraqis this year, according to an AP count. The tally far outpaces the January-August period last year, when 441 Iraqi deaths were blamed on suicide bombers aboard vehicles." [Isn't that how long the Surge has been going on?]

And it might be added that since we've been so successful at chasing AQI out of Diyala Province (to the north) the Madhi army and the new model Sciri, the newly dubbed Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council can get now get their war on, fighting for that sweet Basra crude, without having to worry about AQI (that's our problem now).

Hillary has bigger ones than W.

But never mind about all that. Once Hillary is in office she's made it known she's got bigger fish to fry than W.'s success in Iraq. She told the old codgers at the VFW:

"We can't be fighting the last war. We have to be preparing to fight the new war."

The new war? We're not even done with the two old ones yet? What the hell is she talking about?

It looks like if Hillary gets in it will be more of the same. W. may not have the guts to do what needs to be done in Iraq and Iran, but Hillary does.

She says, "And this new war requires different tactics and strategies." Uh huh, like more compassionate datemining and wiretapping?

She says, "Law enforcement in countries that could become havens for terrorists have to believe that American values are not just about America, but they speak to the human dignity, the God-given spark that resides in each and every person across the world." [Is that our God, or their God?]

Sounds a lot like Bush doesn't it? Maybe God will turn in the terrorists? That's the new strategy, get God on our side!


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