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Positive news from iraq - America is making a difference

Nice to see this positive article, from one of the most skecptical western media, the German press.

Ramadi is an irritating contradiction of almost everything the world thinks it knows about Iraq -- it is proof that the US military is more successful than the world wants to believe.

Ramadi demonstrates that large parts of Iraq -- not just Anbar Province, but also many other rural areas along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers -- are essentially pacified today.

This is news the world doesn't hear: Ramadi, long a hotbed of unrest, a city that once formed the southwestern tip of the notorious "Sunni Triangle," is now telling a different story, a story of Americans who came here as liberators, became hated occupiers and are now the protectors of Iraqi reconstruction.

Well worth the read

By netchicken: posted on 15-8-2007

August 13, 2007 12:00 PM EST

War clouds are gathering in the Middle East, with Kirkuk as the detonator for war between Turkey and the US. Within Iraq, preparations are underway to change Kirkuk's political status via a referendum that would shift the regional balance of power against Turkey. The referendum would disintegrate Iraq's borders by bringing Kirkuk and 40 percent of Iraq's oil reserves under Kurdish/PKK jurisdiction. Turkey will never accept a Kirkuk referendum.

At the NSC, Lt Gen. Lute, Bush's top military appointee is now speaking about reinstating the draft. Moreover, in a compelling op-ed "Waiting for Petraeus," James Hoagland says even if the Petraeus plan brings success, it will not change the "enormous failure" that Iraq has become (12 August 07).

In other words, Bush is losing twice. First, Bush is pushing a dead on arrival counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq. Second, Bush is leading the US into a potentially catastrophic war against Turkey as part of a wrongheaded Iraq policy.

Bush's blunder is his unthinking support for the Kurds, as exemplified by Bush's backing for the Kirkuk referendum. In contrast to Bush, the Baker-Hamilton Report says the Kirkuk referendum must be postponed to avoid an Iraqi civil war and conflict between the US and Turkey......


Gee The Conservative Voice no longer supports or agrees with Bush. I thought only other political parties flip flopped. Fcuking politicians.

By TUTUTKAMEN: posted on 16-8-2007

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