What The Iraq Report Means
Poor Democrats and liberals. Even though they started their own war to discredit Gen. David Petraeus and Iraq Ambassador Ryan Crocker before the two could present their report to Capital Hill yesterday and today, it seems it was a losing battle.
MoveOn.org placed an ad in The New York Times to discredit the general and his report. But that didn’t change the facts of what the report said.
According to the General, the troop surge that President Bush ordered back in January is actually working. The terrorists and insurgents are taking a beating. And Petraeus has also suggested significant troop pull outs in 2008.
Now Petraeus didn’t paint an entirely rosy picture, however. The Iraqi government is still “dysfunctional” and there are still problems between the Sunni and the Shiites, he said, as reported on CNN. He does say that these matters are being corrected, however.
Yet, what isn’t being touched on enough is what Crocker said about
“I think you see a collision in
While Democrats, and even a number of Republicans, are calling for an earlier deadline for troop withdraw, not many seem to be concerned about the threats that are in
And al-Qaeda, according to Petraeus, seems to be focused in
We have to remind ourselves that while we all want the troops home, if we don’t handle our enemies in
It’s important that we don’t give our enemies the chance to catch their breaths and regroup.