Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Iraq update September 5, 2007

So, the anti-war surrender monkeys and Al Qaeda's allies in our government are due to start cranking up the "We must surrender now" coalition again. Baghdad Harry is still captain of the "the war in Iraq is lost" ship and the water is now up to his armpits. He seems to be sensing that the boat might possibly sink. He's willing to go ahead and compromise with any and all Republicans that will hop on and bail like hell. They all seem to be looking at him like "what ship?".

Grim over at Blackfive has a post up about another major milestone that just happened today. I'm betting it probably won't make any newspapers though. It's called COIN: Iraqi Police take over in Fallujah.
  • The Fighting 6th Marines are celebrating today, as a major -- oh, let's call it a "benchmark" -- is reached:

    The last battalion of Iraqi soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, withdrew from the Anbar Province city of Fallujah, Sept. 1, leaving the city’s security and stability in the hands of the local police and government.

    Brig. Gen. Ali al-Hashemi, the brigade’s commander, said the time had come when Iraqi Police alone could handle law enforcement in the city.

    You can tell our Marines are proud to see their AO blossom, but a great deal of credit belongs to the Iraqis of Anbar as well.

And of course, don't forget Uncle Jimbo. Chuck Schumer - The Senate's biggest ass?
  • Tough call there given the competition, I mean Teddy, Reid, Larry Craig but Chuck Schumer is just so consistently low and mean. Plus he is so ruthless in getting in front of a camera, there is plenty of ammo. Today was just a little soliloquizing on the Senate floor.

    I feel his pain, it is hard to stand there all pompous ass-like and try to make the case that even though the surge is working, neither W nor the troops deserve any credit. Now that is a stretch, and poor Chuck face planted.

Bill Roggio's The Fourth Rail has changed to The Long War Journal. It's the same great stuff though. Today he has up Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle: August 2007 Update. These order of battle reports are fantastic for the overall military view.
  • The September 2007 updates to the Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle are now available at the ISF OOB Page. Significant changes include a shift in focus to re-enforce Basrah, the establishment of three more "Operational Commands," the expansion and development of the Iraqi Air Force, and the potential reduction of the Iraqi National Police for lack of available competent and trustworthy leadership. The significant changes to the Order of Battle are summarized below.
And lastly, Pat Dollard has some breaking news about some of Mookie's boys not standing down like he told them to do. Breaking: Mahdi Army Elements Ignoring Al Sadr, Iranian “Special Units” Arrested
  • Baghdad, Sept 5, (VOI)- The spokesman for the Multi-National forces in Iraq Brigadier General Kevin Bergner said on Wednesday that cells from the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi army did not obey the Sadr’s order to freeze their activities, accusing them of “practicing armed activities.”

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