Michelle Malkin has my guy Joe’s (Lieberman) response to Harry Reid up. Along with Harry Reid’s response to Joe.
– Go Joe!!
This is exactly the wrong time to conclude that we have lost the war in Iraq, or that our new strategy has failed. Instead, we should provide General Petraeus and his troops with the time and the resources to succeed. We should not surrender in the face of barbarism.”
– and a big ol “Are you f-ing kidding me!!” to Harry.
“No one wants us to succeed in Iraq more than the Democrats. We’ve proven that time and time again since this war started more than four years ago. We take a back seat to no one in supporting our troops, and we will never abandon our troops in a time of war.”
In the meantime, you’re probably hearing about complaints concerning the new “wall” in Baghdad. Omar gives us his view at that link. Sometimes you choose security over convenience for periods of time. (and sometimes, big ol protests are actually organized by insurgents to complain about things that are making their lives difficult!)
Also OPFOR quotes an email received directly from Ramadi.
This war can be won. We just need the time to get the IA and IP operating on their own. Gen Petraeus is treating the war like a counter-insurgency rather than a stability operation. For non-military personnel, there is a HUGE difference between the two. What we’ve been doing in Iraq since Petraeus took over is completely different than what we were doing under Gen Casey. However, you don’t hear the press or the democrats say that. Most of them
are too committed to saying we’ve lost to further their own political agendas that they cannot acknowledge we’re doing something totally different and it is working.