Monday, October 1, 2007

Iraq update October 1, 2007

So, that surge in troop levels that the left claims "has accomplished nothing" appears to really be doing the trick in gaining a good level of security.

From Pat Dollard yesterday is US Military Deaths In Iraq At 14-Month Low - Iranian SAMs Found
  • US military deaths in Iraq stood at a 14-month low on Sunday and Ramadan attacks were sharply down from the last several years, US commanders said.

    As September drew to a close, US military losses for the month stood at 71, the lowest monthly figure since July last year, according to an AFP tally based on Pentagon figures.

    The figure marks the fourth consecutive drop in the monthly death toll.

And then from Pat Dollard today is Iraqi Civilian Deaths Down Fifty Percent
  • BAGHDAD (AP) - Deaths among American forces and Iraqi civilians fell dramatically last month to their lowest levels in more than a year, according to figures compiled by the U.S. military, the Iraqi government and The Associated Press.

    The decline signaled a U.S. success in bringing down violence in Baghdad and surrounding regions since Washington completed its infusion of 30,000 more troops on June 15.

The next issue is that of partitioning Iraq into three sections. This has never seemed like a good idea to me. It was wrong when a Republican brought it forward (Brownback), and it's just as wrong with the Democrats bringing it forward as the Senate did late last week. When I wrap my tiny little pea sized brain around that concept it appears to me that it would increase the likelihood of Iraq moving into civil war. It's that same old bad idea of classifying people then explaining how different they are then the other people. It hasn't worked for racial or gender issues, and it certainly doesn't look to me like it would work for sectarian issues.

Luckily, the Iraq parliament is trying to 'splain it to our Congressional idiots. Another post from Pat Dollards site today called Iraqi Parliament To Debate Reply To U.S. Congress On Tuesday
  • Qadou noted that the Iraqi constitution guarantees the country’s “territorial integrity and national sovereignty,” adding the Congress’ resolution “can never change Iraq’s settled national principles.”

    He said the U.S. resolution “only aimed to cause Iraq to slide into the pits of a civil war only God knows when it will end.”

    “It is the duty of all the national powers (in Iraq) to reject such an insolent resolution and to quickly announce their positions in the face of this trivializing with the sovereignty of Iraq,” he said.

Well, they can a least use this to their advantage. They seem to be uniting into some form of reconciliation nationally in response to the pompous asses in our Congress. Cool, we share a common enemy with the Iraqi people.

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