Saturday, October 6, 2007

Iraq update October 6, 2007

From MNF-I - Surge continues to help Iraqi government make progress
  • “Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces have been able to respond effectively to the violence during this Ramadan season, and al Qaeda and other extremist groups are losing support due to their indiscriminate targeting of civilians,” Sherlock said
Also from MNF-I - Iraqi Police detain policeman responsible for Mayor’s death
  • KALSU, Iraq – Iraqi Police in Iskandariyah detained a fellow policeman Oct. 5 who assisted terrorists in killing the mayor of Iskandariyah.
From Uncle Jimbo at BlackFive - Daily Kos just hating openly on soldiers now
  • WOW! I just read one of the sorriest, and I mean that both in the low character and poor execution meanings, hit pieces I have ever read (h/t LGF) . Some pissant has decided that Pete Hegseth of Vets for Freedom is the anti-christ and has cobbled together a classic conspiracist take on Pete and his evil handlers. This clown even decides it's worth playing the phony soldiers card, I mean now this has progressed from a lie about what Rush said, to an accepted fake but accurate urban myth, to now just a smear against a vet who has honorably served.
And The Bashman over at Pat Dollard regarding the agreement between Mookie and Abdul Aziz al-Hakim - Rival Shia Factions Kiss And Make Up. Mookie & Hakim Love Munchkin King.
  • BAGHDAD- Two of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite leaders agreed on Saturday to end a bitter rivalry in a bid to end months of armed clashes and assassinations in the oil-rich south that have threatened to spread into a wider conflict.

And Pat Dollard over at Pat Dollard - Developing “Irreversable Momentum”
  • BAGHDAD — Coalition and Iraqi forces have “tactical momentum” in the country, but they need to develop “irreversible momentum,” Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said today during a Pentagon interview

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