Gee, you don’t think The Surge had anything to do with it?
Yes but lets kill the last two hundred Morons or Mouhajeron or whatever they choose to call themselves.
As long as Harry Reid and Pelosi and Murtha Have a glimmer of Hope left...They will keep on supporting the Terrorists and Opposing America
They are Traitors.
Not till we kill the last two hundred. EVery last one of them ought to die.
Oh Lord, I have turned bloodthirsty.
The surge is working - the islamo NAZI enemy are cutting and running!
God bless our brave coalition forces who are winning this critical struggle.
December 4, 2007: U.S. military leaders in Iraq are debating whether they should declare victory over Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
Major strides have been taken against the organization, but the group has not been defeated yet. This kind of talk helps reduce the Al Qaedas standing in Iraq and worldwide, but a small group can still carry out catastrophic attacks.
Al Qaeda in Iraq has lost thousands of members over the past year. The group is fragmented and has lost the support of the local populace and Al Qaeda senior leadership. AQI is unable to gather large forces any more, mainly because Iraqi and American military forces and Concerned Local Citizens confront and defeat it.
Already, the group relies on regional commands and soon those commands will fragment. This has already occurred in Anbar Province. Areas of AQI activity remain isolated in the country. Being isolated, AQI becomes easier to target.
Militarily, AQI is staring directly at defeat. The 2006 US Army Counterinsurgency Manual states, "Victory is achieved when the populace consents to the governments legitimacy and stops actively and passively supporting the insurgency." In the past month, the Concern Local Citizens program has exploded. Starting with the Anbar Awakening, it is now over 67,000 strong consisting of Sunnis, Shiites, and Former Regime members.
The debate over whether to declare victory, however, continues. First, it adds to the rhetoric of progress in Iraq. From this rhetoric, the media-sensitive Al Qaeda will suffer further reduced morale. At home, the debate will help direct the focus on developments within the country.
The caveat remains; AQI is still a viable terrorist organization. It does not take a lot of manpower or funds to conduct a major attack. The reduction of violence allows the populace to become less vigilant. Improved infrastructure creates more targets. If victory were hastily declared, a major attack would greatly reduce public support. AQI has survived a number of large-scale operations and could continue to survive.
Al Qaeda in Iraq has not been defeated, but its end is near.
But.........Harry Reid is still finding a way to define it into a defeat. He is still hung up on that word “is” as his mentor Bubba in trying to make a lie appear as truth.......
Lets make sure and shave that Number down some more......