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New Citizens Report on Iraq Makes Case for Victory
US Newswire ^ | Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/30/2007 7:18:39 AM PST by kristinn

A new report on Iraq was released today that covers many subjects not touched on by the Iraq Study Group. Titled Citizens Report on Iraq: Attainable Victory vs. the Propaganda of Defeat, the report was conceived, researched and authored by independent citizens with experience in Iraq who are concerned that the American people and politicians are ill-informed about the situation in Iraq.

The 86-page report is available for download at the Free Republic website:

http://www.freerepublic.com/CitizensReportonIraq.pdf

Citizens Report on Iraq

In the Citizens Report on Iraq, readers will learn that progress is being made in Iraq; there are large areas of Iraq that are safe and prospering; that the enemy is being killed and wounded in astounding proportion to American casualties; that the reporting on Iraq by the dominant media is universally despised as inaccurate and misleading by those fighting for Free Iraq -- Americans and Iraqis alike; that the so-called antiwar movement, including the organizers of this past weekend's protest in Washington, is led by terrorist supporting Marxists as part of a global alliance seeking America's defeat in the Global War on Terror and that a prominent White House correspondent has allied herself with one of these groups.

The report includes frank interviews with dozens of Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, their families and several Gold Star parents. Those who think their support for President Bush and victory in Iraq has waned will be sorely disappointed.

The report also includes an overview of captured Saddam Hussein eraIraqi government documents that demonstrate Saddam's commitment to international terrorism and research in to Weapons of Mass Destruction, including nuclear weapons.

Contributors include a history professor, an American contractor who has spent the past three years in Iraq, an Iraqi living in Baghdad, and numerous soldiers who spoke frankly on condition of anonymity.

The information in the report was gathered from original research andinterviews, publicly available government reports, blog entries, news articles and transcripts.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: citizensreportoniraq; frwn; iraq; iraqreport; mdm; wot
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Contributing authors: Larry Schweikart, Omar from Iraq the Model, Joseph Shahda, Lynda Deming and Allegra.

Thanks to Leo Flood for editing and formatting, and to Jim for allowing the report to be hosted on FR.

The report took almost two months to complete. However, there are a few typos to be found. I spotted a couple this morning I missed previously. They'll be corrected sometime soon.

The report is not meant to be the last word on the situation in Iraq. It is meant to add information to the debate so that the American people are better informed.

1 posted on 01/30/2007 7:18:41 AM PST by kristinn
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To: Allegra; LS; jveritas; Just A Nobody; Leofl; Jim Robinson

Here it is (finally.) Thanks for the great work and help.


2 posted on 01/30/2007 7:21:27 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

bookmark, heading to work.


3 posted on 01/30/2007 7:22:18 AM PST by M203M4
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To: kristinn

BFLR. Thank you.


4 posted on 01/30/2007 7:23:28 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: kristinn

This is what it takes to inform the "true" American citizens.

SS


5 posted on 01/30/2007 7:26:26 AM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: kristinn

Bump and bookmark


6 posted on 01/30/2007 7:28:22 AM PST by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: kristinn
No,no, no. Don't you relaize that wisdom comes from people who are all over 60 years old, have no recent military experience, and spent less than a day in Iraq, prefereably staying inside the green zone.

The Iraq Surrender Group proved it.

7 posted on 01/30/2007 7:31:09 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: kristinn; Allegra; jveritas; Just A Nobody; Leofl; Jim Robinson

Thank you all for your efforts. This will be a breath of fresh air. I can't wait until it makes it to the news outlets. My gratitude to all of you.


8 posted on 01/30/2007 7:32:41 AM PST by SueRae
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To: kristinn

read later


9 posted on 01/30/2007 7:34:40 AM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: kristinn

Oil Production at a post Saddamn all time high. GDP running at 13% and 3/4 of the Country relatively safe. Lots of Good News you won't find in PravdABDNC.

Pray for W and Our Troops


10 posted on 01/30/2007 7:36:22 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: kristinn

Nice work


11 posted on 01/30/2007 7:37:42 AM PST by Red6 (Come and get it.)
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To: bray

Wow!! Great work here. This is inspiring to say the least!!


12 posted on 01/30/2007 7:38:23 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: SueRae

"I can't wait until it makes it to the news outlets."

Let's not hold our breath.


13 posted on 01/30/2007 7:40:37 AM PST by toldyou
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To: kristinn

Congratulations Kristinn! Great work :)


14 posted on 01/30/2007 7:40:49 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: kristinn

bump


15 posted on 01/30/2007 7:42:06 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: kristinn; Syncro; RedRover; smoothsailing; jazusamo; freema; W04Man
WOO-HOO!!!

Thanks for the ping!!!

16 posted on 01/30/2007 7:45:36 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kristinn; Allegra; LS; jveritas; Leofl

Great job!!!


17 posted on 01/30/2007 7:46:29 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kristinn

Fantastic report!!! Bravo to all. Deserves to be delivered to every Congresscritter, and to the DBM/MSM/LSM (i.e., our cowardly, invested-in-defeat dinosaur media).


18 posted on 01/30/2007 7:49:52 AM PST by CDB (The Democrats "support the troops," in much the same way that Hanoi Jane does)
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks :)


19 posted on 01/30/2007 7:51:07 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: kristinn; LS

kristinn:
Thank you for the heads up!

LS:
Kudos on an excellent report!


20 posted on 01/30/2007 7:52:47 AM PST by DrDeb
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To: kristinn

Bravo!! A magnificent effort!


21 posted on 01/30/2007 7:56:43 AM PST by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: SueRae

You are welcome. Spread the word!


22 posted on 01/30/2007 7:58:23 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody; kristinn; Allegra; LS; jveritas; Leofl
Great job!!!

you left one person out...

A very well done and comprehensive report, I will finish reading it later.

Direct Link to Newswire article

23 posted on 01/30/2007 7:58:58 AM PST by Syncro
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To: kristinn

Thank you kristinn!


24 posted on 01/30/2007 8:02:34 AM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Syncro

;*) Thanks Syncro!!!


25 posted on 01/30/2007 8:06:01 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kristinn

bump for later


26 posted on 01/30/2007 8:14:20 AM PST by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: Just A Nobody; kristinn; Allegra
Fantastic! I will read this in depth and make sure it gets wide distribution through my veterans e-mail list.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORT!!!

27 posted on 01/30/2007 8:24:58 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mystery-ak; onyx; ohioWfan; Calpernia; bmwcyle; Apple Blossom; trooprally; BufordP; ...

Spread the word Ping~


28 posted on 01/30/2007 8:31:36 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing
make sure it gets wide distribution through my veterans e-mail list.

THANK YOU!!!!!

29 posted on 01/30/2007 8:32:34 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kristinn

bump


30 posted on 01/30/2007 8:33:19 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Just A Nobody

bookmark


31 posted on 01/30/2007 8:33:42 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: kristinn

Whew! Congrats and a bump.


32 posted on 01/30/2007 8:34:36 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: jveritas; kristinn; Allegra
Congrats you guys and especially to jveritas. I know how much you have worked endlessly on the translations.
33 posted on 01/30/2007 8:41:22 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado; kristinn
Thank you very much. Kristinn has done the brunt of the work in this report, he visited Iraq, and he did a magnificent job.
34 posted on 01/30/2007 8:48:21 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Just A Nobody; kristinn

Thank you all for your hard work.

Way to go Just A Nobody!!!!!!


35 posted on 01/30/2007 8:49:33 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: eyespysomething

Eyespy: When you have time if you may please ping the list of the pre-war docs. Thank you very much :)


36 posted on 01/30/2007 8:50:36 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: girlangler

Thanks! ;*)


37 posted on 01/30/2007 8:53:07 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kristinn

ping a ling a ling a roo


38 posted on 01/30/2007 8:57:39 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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For all who contributed to this report and especially to our beloved Allegra, a heartfelt thankyou is in order.

I often butt heads here with those who think the Iraq situation is a hopeless quagmire, eventhough several here post countless articles about what is really going on there and how well our Military is performing in an extremely complicated mission.


39 posted on 01/30/2007 8:58:18 AM PST by pissant
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To: kristinn

bttt for later download


40 posted on 01/30/2007 9:05:59 AM PST by boxerblues
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To: kristinn

Amazing. Can we print it and make pamphlets?


41 posted on 01/30/2007 9:07:30 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: pissant; kristinn; Allegra; jveritas; LS; Leofl; Just A Nobody

God bless!


42 posted on 01/30/2007 9:10:12 AM PST by Velveeta (Bears!)
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To: Just A Nobody
SmileyCentral.com Great report Kristinn and Justa, (Mrs T)
43 posted on 01/30/2007 9:15:09 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kristinn

Excellent work as usual, guys.


44 posted on 01/30/2007 9:19:44 AM PST by popdonnelly (Our first obligation is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: kristinn

Hooah!!!


45 posted on 01/30/2007 9:22:03 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (We are going to win!))
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To: kristinn

The country needs more people like you folks.


46 posted on 01/30/2007 9:22:34 AM PST by popdonnelly (Our first obligation is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: kristinn

A "Citizens Report on Iraq"
http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006792.htm


47 posted on 01/30/2007 9:22:39 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (We are going to win!))
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To: bnelson44

Kudos to Michelle.


48 posted on 01/30/2007 9:28:16 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant; SandRat

I have faith in what our troops are doing. If this war is lost (and it could be), it will be lost by congress, not by our troops. Did we err in some areas? I don't see how we could not have. Nevertheless, the good outweighs the errors--just read SandRat's articles for a little perspective. It really does help when you're deluged with media negativity.


49 posted on 01/30/2007 9:33:23 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: bnelson44

Wow! She is fast!


50 posted on 01/30/2007 9:38:19 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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