Monday, March 19, 2007

Winning the Battle of Iraq

Story: "Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to a British opinion poll published today.

The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since the American-led invasion four years ago this week.

One in four Iraqis has had a family member murdered, says the poll by Opinion Research Business. In Baghdad, the capital, one in four has had a relative kidnapped and one in three said members of their family had fled abroad. But when asked whether they preferred life under Saddam, the dictator who was executed last December, or under Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, most replied that things were better for them today.

Only 27% think there is a civil war in Iraq, compared with 61% who do not, according to the survey carried out last month."

This coincides with the 80% reduction in violence after the surge. We're winning a war over there, and destroying terrorists, spreading freedom, and stabilizing a region.
And of course, this life is far better then a life under Saddam.

I am really getting sick of hearing, both from Conservatives and Liberals, that we are loosing this war. We are winning the war against terrorism. Or perhaps you haven't noticed, we have not had a major, cooperative terrorist strike against this nation since the Bush Doctrine was enacted.
We have been struck, by lunatics screaming Jihad and running over pedestrians with SUVs, and a Muslim with a Shotgun in a shopping mall. But these are indies with out coop oration.
What we have stopped is the strikes like the Kobar towers, the USS Cole, and 9/11.

And in Iraq, we have one of the most successful military invasion in history, where we were welcomed as visitors. Since that time, in a country that has been without freedom for centuries, we have a functioning democracy with 3 elections under its belt.
This is nothing short of amazing.

1 comment:

SolaMeanie said...

Did you catch USA Today's headline story today? They're trying to paint the opposite picture - that Iraqis are in despair (with the hint that its our fault).

Don't you just love the media?