American Highlander

The many musings of an American Celt

Iraq is doing well…course we would not know

Posted by Reid on November 23, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson is such an excellent writer… he really hits the nail on the head. We are not seeing Iraq in the news, because there is not alot of “drama” … plenty of progress though

November 19, 2007
When Good News Is No News
by Victor Davis Hanson
Tribune Media Service
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There’s an old expression about war: “Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan.” But in the case of Iraq, it seems the other way around. We’ve blamed many for the ordeal of the last four years, but it is the American victory in Anbar province that now seems without parents.
Over the last few months, the U.S. military forced Sunni insurgents in Anbar to quit fighting. This enemy, in the heart of the so-called Sunni Triangle, had been responsible for most American casualties in the war and was the main cause of unrest in Iraq. Even more unexpectedly, some of the defeated tribes then joined in an alliance of convenience with their American victors to chase al Qaeda from Iraq’s major cities.
As President Bush recently told U.S. troops about Anbar province: “It was once written off as lost. It is now one of the safest places in Iraq.”

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