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Liberalism is a Mental Disorder (AKA Politics Suck)

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Sure didnt take the enemy long eh?

From Reuters:

Al Qaeda gloats over Rumsfeld
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:21pm ET
By Claudia Parsons

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A purported audio recording by the leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing gloated over the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as a top U.S. general said the military was preparing to recommend strategy changes.

Yep...the enemy is listening!

Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet on Friday that the group had 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.

See the key words there....IN IRAQ

"I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister...stay on the battle ground," he said.

Funny isnt it....the Dhimmicraps take control and all of a sudden the Mullahs think its ok to taunt us now....and I mean TAUNT!

He said his group would not rest until it had blown up the presidential mansion in Washington.

But as long as we take the fight to them, they are ok with that.

"I swear by God we shall not rest from jihad until we...blow up the filthiest house known as the White House," the voice on the recording said.

Stung by a "thumping" defeat in Tuesday's congressional elections, President George W. Bush said Rumsfeld had resigned because there was a need for "fresh perspective" in Iraq.

Eh...thumping? As I recall it wasnt a THUMPING..they have a majority by a thread

Bush said he was open to any idea for a new approach and publicly reaffirmed a belief that "victory" was possible.

The Pentagon's top general said on Friday U.S. military leaders were preparing to recommend changes in Iraq strategy but Rumsfeld's departure would not have a direct effect.

"We have to give ourselves a good honest scrub about what is working and what is not working, what are the impediments to progress and what should we change about the way we are doing it to make sure that we get to the objective that we set for ourselves," General Peter Pace, chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on the "Early Show" on CBS television

"The change in leadership itself will not have a direct impact on what we do or don't do in Iraq," Pace said. "We continuously review what's going right, what's going wrong, what needs to change."

And why couldnt you make this point BEFORE the elections? Doing it now makes the White House look like its become the sissy barn

Rumsfeld will be replaced by former CIA director Robert Gates, a member of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group assessing alternative strategies for Iraq.

SECTARIAN VIOLENCE

The big question for most Iraqis is whether the change of guard will mean a swifter withdrawal of U.S. troops. Opinions are sharply divided over whether that would be a good thing for a country riven by sectarian violence.

On Thursday in Baghdad alone, six car bombs and four roadside bombs killed 18 people and wounded dozens, and police found the bodies of 26 people shot dead, some of them tortured. Mortar fire killed another three and wounded 30.

Baghdad was under a regular curfew on Friday to avoid violence on the Muslim day of prayer. In Tal Afar in northwest Iraq, a suicide car bomb hit an army checkpoint on Friday, killing a colonel and four soldiers and wounding 17, police said.

The U.S. military said three soldiers were killed by two separate roadside bombs on Thursday. A Marine died of wounds on Thursday following combat in Anbar province, where Sunni rebels are fighting in the west.

Rest in Peace American heros

Health Minister Ali al-Shemari was quoted on Thursday as saying about 150,000 Iraqis had been killed since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and as many as 500,000 wounded Casualty figures are controversial, notably since the United Nations put the monthly civilian toll at more than 3,000 earlier this year and a group of medical statisticians estimated more than 650,000 might have been killed since the U.S. invasion.

well...which is it...3000 or a month, 650k over the span or 150k?

Evidence of civilian casualties is scarce. The Iraqi government has tightened rules to prevent officials outside the prime minister's office releasing figures. Reuters typically reports several dozen killings a day, but many go unreported.

Wait a minute....EVIDENCE OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IS SCARCE....let that sink in people. If its scarce, where are the numbers soming from? Sources OUTSIDE the government....huh. Its a chin scratcher eh?

The Austrian APA news agency quoted Shemari as saying 35,000 Iraqis were being killed annually from attacks. He did not explain how he reached an estimated total of 150,000 dead.

And of course...noone pushed him. As Goofy would say...AH HYUCK

Analysts have questioned Health Ministry data on casualties. The ministry is run by the political movement of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr whose Mehdi Army militia Washington has accused of running death squads, an allegation it denies.

And there is the golden calf folks! Anything to keep the ole propoganda machine going...and wouldntcha know it? Our friend average Joe Voter is EATING it ALL UP while not understanding the dynamics behind it, of course...the MSM is NO HELP at all in reporting that fact!

(Additional reporting by Alastair Macdonald in Baghdad and Randall Mikkelsen in Washington)

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Its gonna be a long uphill battle these 2 years folks...you ready for the fight of the soldiers lives? I AM

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how many Iraqi civilian casualties do you see as acceptable?

11 November, 2006 02:50  
Blogger LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder said...

The number of casualties is not the main point of my comments. The iconsistencies in the reports is.

We can talk about that, but I refuse to answer that question because it is non-sequitor in the thrust of the article.

11 November, 2006 07:54  

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