Friday, November 02, 2007

On The Run

I've never doubted 'em. Michael Yon has a great story on the Iraqi Islamic Party and how they are saying that al Qaeda is defeated.

“Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated,” according to Sheik Omar Jabouri, spokesman for the Iraqi Islamic Party and a member of the widespread and influential Jabouri Tribe. Speaking through an interpreter at a 31 October meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in downtown Baghdad, Sheik Omar said that al Qaeda had been “defeated mentally, and therefore is defeated physically,” referring to how clear it has become that the terrorist group’s tactics have backfired. Operatives who could once disappear back into the crowd after committing an increasingly atrocious attack no longer find safe haven among the Iraqis who live in the southern part of Baghdad. They are being hunted down and killed. Or, if they are lucky, captured by Americans.

Did you catch that last part? "...if they are lucky, captured by Americans." How can this be? Why, aren't we torturing our prisoners?

Please, read the entire thing. Michael Yon is *there*, unlike our armchair generals in Congress who have already declared defeat for America.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...our military is going to be the savior of America in more than one way. In the obvious way, they're crippling those who wish to kill us all. In another way, I believe their success in Iraq is going to be the catalyst for a Republican comeback in 2008. I do not believe Hillary will be our next president, contrary to what my esteemed co-blogger thinks. Hey, I agree with Jim on most things, but not this one! I think she will rue the day she said she would end the war in her first year. She has already backpedaled on that, but if whoever the Republican nominee is does not capitalize on her pandering to the lunatic leftist blogosphere regarding the war, he's crazy.

Oh, by the way, what do you think the coverage of this story in the Enemy Media would have been if the Iraqi Islamic Party had said, "America is defeated?" Just askin...