April 15, 2004

Iraq is looking better

Iraq is coming back under control. Every since, what appeared to be a meltdown I have been worried about the future of Iraq. I think I have a little bit of the feeling people went through during WWII.

The advantage people had during WWII is they didn’t suffered from the 24/7 news cycle.

I’m now starting to feel a little better. The terrorists in Fallujah are surrounded and their days are numbered. The will surrender or die. The Marines, in the face of intense fighting are kicking butt. This from the Gray Lady.

“American forces killed more than 100 insurgents on Tuesday in close combat in a small village in central Iraq, Marine commanders said Wednesday... Marines fought house to house, roof-to-roof, doorway to doorway. They repelled attacks of machine-gun fire, volleys of rockets and repeated charges by masked fighters, Colonel McCoy said. Two marines were shot but their injuries were not life-threatening.”

An Najaf is surrounded in a ring of American steel. The Iranians poured $80 million into Muqtada al-Sadr and look what they got for their money. He is now negotiating for peace.

When the US military is out of site, the terrorists talk tough. But when they are forced to look our troops in the eye, the terrorists blink first. They have seen our troops in action and it scares the crap out of them.

Top that off with a CIC that does not micromanage. He just tells his people what the goal is, asks what they need to do the job and then lets them do it.

Posted by Ted at April 15, 2004 9:17 PM