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MIDEAST VICTORY MIDEAST VICTORY
The New York Post ^ | July 14, 2003 | RALPH PETERS

Posted on 07/14/2003 1:52:48 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:15:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LOOKING for a little peace and quiet this summer? Check out the notorious "Arab Street."

Remember how, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, every strategic genius with a word processor or a microphone warned us that our efforts to depose Saddam would lead to an eruption of violent rage in Arab cities that would forever destroy American influence, peace and the corporate future of Coca-Cola?


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: warlist

1 posted on 07/14/2003 1:52:48 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Admin Moderator
Can you please remove the second "Mideast Victory" from the title?

There was supposed to be only one.

Thanks!

2 posted on 07/14/2003 1:55:36 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: All
Aww man! Enough of the fundraiser posts!!!
Only YOU can make fundraiser posts go away. Please contribute!

3 posted on 07/14/2003 1:56:50 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Howlin; Mo1
Great article...could you gals use your ping lists ?
4 posted on 07/14/2003 2:00:25 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: arasina; Lauratealeaf; Pan_Yans Wife
Over here for a good read.
5 posted on 07/14/2003 2:01:42 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
The love affair between Schroeder and Chirac isn't looking especially orgasmic these days. And Frere Jacques is regretting all those threats he made against the dictator-hating states of Eastern Europe, who'll soon have votes on E.U. policy.

Happy Bastille Day, Jackie-boy.

The Post is on a roll today .. *L*

6 posted on 07/14/2003 2:12:34 AM PDT by Mo1 (Please help Free Republic and Donate Now !!!)
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To: Mo1
It usually is. :-)

I'll reread it all. over coffe, when I get up. I just LOVE the N.Y. Post !

7 posted on 07/14/2003 2:17:13 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
LOL! Yeah the violence in Iraq has been instigated by pro Saddam "bitter enders" in Iraq's predominantly Sunni areas. Its interesting there have been no attacks against U.S forces in Iraq's predominantly Shiite South. We should be so lucky to have such an enemy. And with the inauguration of a new post-Saddam government, we've made astonishing progress towards the day when our troops will be glad to quit Iraq altogether. When that happens, we can finally say to the boys coming home, "America thanks you for a job well done." Perhaps then we'll hold that long overdue victory parade in New York City and Washington, D.C.
8 posted on 07/14/2003 2:23:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Great to read a "big picture" perspective, rather than the hand-wringing and whining going on in the press and this web site.
9 posted on 07/14/2003 2:27:49 AM PDT by rabidralph (talented amateur)
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To: nopardons
The voice of sanity.
10 posted on 07/14/2003 2:38:58 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: umbagi; TexKat; Ragtime Cowgirl; null and void; MeeknMing; geedee; Travis McGee
A Ralph Peters treasure!
11 posted on 07/14/2003 2:52:52 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Great observations! If the press had any interest in telling the truth, this is what it would be talking about.

Bump.
12 posted on 07/14/2003 3:08:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: MEG33
During the war, unseasoned journalists reported every minor exchange of fire as if it were the Little Big Horn, Part Two. Now, the obsession of reporters with every sprained ankle in our occupation force ignores the tremendous good we have done, the strategic advantages we have gained - and the potential, at last, for a measure of meaningful progress in the world's most politically, culturally and morally backward region.

If we took the criteria for instant failure that the media and our most self-interested politicians apply to Iraq and applied them here at home, the U.S. government would be obliged to evacuate California and abandon Mississippi, since two shooting incidents in those states last week killed more Americans than did the low-level violence in Iraq.



13 posted on 07/14/2003 3:13:44 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Coming Soon !: Freeper site on Comcast. Found the URL. Gotta fix it now.)
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To: MeeknMing
Who printed that!?SF Commiecle??
14 posted on 07/14/2003 3:18:13 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Not sure exactly. I picked that up on another thread a month or so back.

15 posted on 07/14/2003 5:48:05 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Coming Soon !: Freeper site on Comcast. Found the URL. Gotta fix it now.)
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To: MeeknMing
It has that look!
16 posted on 07/14/2003 5:53:06 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: nopardons; Mo1; MEG33
Besides writing an excellent articile outlining our accomplishments in the Mideast, Mr. Peters has coined a great phrase for the supporters of howard Dean:

The Deanie Weenies!!!!

Hahahahaha!

17 posted on 07/14/2003 6:00:20 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
I remember his very serious columns and didn't see this side of him at all!
18 posted on 07/14/2003 6:12:41 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Great column and thought you might like #13.
19 posted on 07/14/2003 7:13:18 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; MEG33; *war_list; floriduh voter; mystery-ak; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wow! Two articles today from journalists looking beyond the daily negative reporting to the overall awesome efforts of our troops, and to the big victory we gave the free world by toppling Saddam.

Thank you for the ping and the post!

A question of guilt (Brit. skewers R. Cook and defends the US of A)
http://politics.guardian.co.uk ^ | 7/13/03 | Nick Cohen



On June 10 - Saddam's bad guys killed one of our brave soldiers and wounded another.
 
CENTCOM released more than a casualty report on June 10.
 
On June 10 - their fellow Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Guard - men and women in uniform -did this to Saddam's bad guys:    
 
 ONE DAY IN IRAQ

20 posted on 07/14/2003 8:15:01 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (We're in a global war on terrorism..If you want to call that a quagmire, do it. I don't.*Rummy* 6-30)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Once again, G.I. Joe went off to foreign shores and made the world a better, safer place. It's time to recognize the dimensions of our accomplishment and stop declaring failure in the face of triumph.

Bears repeating.

21 posted on 07/14/2003 12:23:49 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: newgeezer
Ping! Only 3 sentences into it and I already like this article.
22 posted on 07/14/2003 12:25:51 PM PDT by biblewonk (Spose to be a Chrisssssstian)
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To: Miss Marple
The Deanie Weenies!!!!

LOL!...This is better than what I was contemplating this weekend -- viewing the DemocRAT candidates as the 9 Dwarves: Sleazy, Whiney, Dopey, Mouthy, Dirty, and Howard Dean as "Meanie".

23 posted on 07/14/2003 12:29:17 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: My2Cents
I like it too, but what about the other 3? Still thinkin'? :o)
24 posted on 07/14/2003 4:44:50 PM PDT by arasina (I'm not sure if I really care for indecisive people. Maybe I do; maybe not.)
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To: arasina
what about the other 3?

How about Swarmy, Stinky, and Creepy?

25 posted on 07/14/2003 4:48:40 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: Kip Lange
Just because this is a good column!
26 posted on 07/15/2003 3:27:24 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Ooo! Indeed. This guy has talent. Needs a little polish, but I like his style.

And I love...

Seriously, stand back from the silliness of the Deanie-weenies and consider the remarkable regional developments since Uncle Sam flipped off the Euro-trash and did what needed doing in Iraq...

27 posted on 07/15/2003 3:31:01 AM PDT by Kip Lange ("And yet it moves.")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
During the war, unseasoned journalists reported every minor exchange of fire as if it were the Little Big Horn, Part Two. Now, the obsession of reporters with every sprained ankle in our occupation force ignores the tremendous good we have done, the strategic advantages we have gained - and the potential, at last, for a measure of meaningful progress in the world's most politically, culturally and morally backward region.

Carrying on in the tradition of their icon, Walter Cronkite.

28 posted on 07/15/2003 3:36:20 AM PDT by R. Scott
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Deanie-weenies - Demoralized Dems for Defeat in '04 - Euro-trash

GREAT article with phrases that should be repeated over and over.

29 posted on 07/15/2003 3:38:23 AM PDT by Elkiejg
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To: Elkiejg
A lot of alliteration by people in powerful posts? ;-)

(or just the buzzing of innummerable bees?)
30 posted on 07/15/2003 3:48:32 AM PDT by Kip Lange ("And yet it moves.")
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