Skip to comments.Something's Different in Iraq: Tipping Point Reached?
Posted on 06/26/2006 9:52:58 AM PDT by Icitinuris
"Every conflict reaches a tipping point. More often than not, historians would vouch, that tipping point need not be anywhere near the end of an ongoing war. It could be said, before Okinawa, prior to the bodies at Iwo Jima, before the firebombing of Tokyo, prior to MacArthur's return to the Philippines, and years before Truman's early August atomic decision, Japanese defeat was sowed at Midway. Ditto that in the European theater in the aftermath of D-Day, some eleven months before the fall of the Third Reich: turning points, they were, leaving only the question of how much time, treasure, an d blood was to from there on be lost.
And now events in the supposed Iraqi quagmire indicate something is changing in that oil-rich cradle of civilization. With the death of the most dangerous man in Iraq - perhaps the world - and the final formation of the permanent Iraqi government, obstructionists here at home have had a hard time glossing over the importance of such successes. This, coupled with a surprise trip from Mr. Bush to Baghdad to meet the Iraqi leader and his newly assembled team, was all good and significant news. There is something inspiring - toppled statues of fascists and purple ink-stained fingers of Muslim women enjoying their suffrage - in seeing the world's most powerful symbol of democratic freedom meeting, face-to-face, with the first genuinely and democratically elected Arab prime minister. The unusualness of such an occurrence, in and of itself, could perhaps constitute its own turning point amidst a great and violent struggle.
But there is something else in the air -
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Talk to boots on the ground and they'll tell you how much has been accomplished in such a short time. They all say it's amazing...and that the people of Iraq are changing in such a positive way. ;o)
I'd say Welcome to FR if my neuro linguistic programming allows it.
The tipping point as far as I'm concerned occured on day one we went into Iraq. There was no doubt in my mind where it would lead and that we would not fail. All it really took was the will to do what had to be done, THAT was the tipping point in the war on terror, to do what had to be done to win.
"It could be said, before Okinawa, prior to the bodies at Iwo Jima, before the firebombing of Tokyo, prior to MacArthur's return to the Philippines, and years before Truman's early August atomic decision, Japanese defeat was sowed at Midway."
Has been for decades, Mr. Author. Where have you been?
She's probably asleep........
The world will see an expeditionary force of a larger, quarter-million strong Arab army the most professional, U.S.-trained, army in the region war against the underground IED and suicide vest. This operation will be large, heavy-handed, and righteously devastating.Here's wishing them good hunting.
"Tipping point". A REAL tipping point would be the realization among the vast majority of Muslims that the "Islamic" jihadists are NOT representatives of divine guidance. Every day, they erode their own base of moral rectitude, as much by the destruction of fellow Muslims as by their unrelenting display of total hostility to any other belief system in the world. It is almost as if any compromise with opponents with whom they are in conflict, will surely result in their personal demise.
The path of the True Believer is a troubled one at times.
Sounds a little like Murtha, doesn't it? But it's actually Zarqari to Osama before Zarqari was eliminated.
Not even close - Stalingrad was the tipping point for the Germans in WWII
I so agree and have said similar things on here in recent days.
But I'll go a step further and say that we can see things going in a different direction as well. The terrorist network is staring to come apart. They're on the run more and more lately.
It's been violent in Baghdad over the last couple of weeks because U.S. and Iraqi troops are on the offensive now and are determined to clean it up. And they're having quite a lot of success. But the current violence is nothing like it used to be during ramped-up phases.
It's definitely different around here over the last month or so. The country is really starting to accelerate forward and I have no doubt that this is going to work.
Sooner rather than later.
It's only 9:15 p.m. ;-)
Your post made my day.
Early to bed, early to rise............
That's the beauty of for us/agin' us. Any nation offering AQ bed and board is next on the invasion list. Excellent deterrent.
Good luck over there. It's nice to get some inside info without the damn MSM filter.