Friday, July 18, 2008

Just how wrong is Obama on Iraq?

Well, let's see, he wants us out ASAP. He believes the Iraqi government has done nothing to meet any benchmarks. He thinks we need to abandon Iraq and move everyone to Afghanistan to fight Al Qaeda and invade Pakistan.

To see just how horribly wrong he is, you need to read what The New Reality in Iraq is. Written by Fred Kagan, Kim Kagan, and Jack Keane of The Wall Street Journal via IraqStatusReport
  • All of the most important objectives of the surge have been accomplished in Iraq. The sectarian civil war is ended; al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has been dealt a devastating blow; and the Sadrist militia and other Iranian-backed militant groups have been disrupted.

    Meanwhile, the Iraqi government has accomplished almost all of the legislative benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration. More important, it is gaining wider legitimacy among the population. The attention of Iraqis across the country is focused on the upcoming provincial elections, which will be a pivotal moment in Iraq's development.

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