RECEIVED FROM A CAVALRY BROTHER (CHANCY DELPS ) 04:30 DEC14 2008
I WILL FORWARD THIS ON THE WEB SO THAT THE WORLD CAN VIEW
Ready for a shock? Below is an article from the London Times about our military. Interesting,
it is! Our media coverage is shameful!
Winning Isn't News
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Iraq: What would happen if the U.S. won a war but the media didn't tell the American public? Apparently, we have to rely
on a British newspaper for the news that we've defeated the last remnants of al-Qaida in
London's Sunday Times called it 'the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.'
A terrorist force that once numbered more than 12,000, with strongholds in the west and central regions of
Iraq, has over two years been reduced to a mere 1,200 fighters, backed against the wall in the northern city of
The destruction of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) is one of the most unlikely and unforeseen events in the l ong history
of American warfare. We can thank President Bush's surge strategy, in which he bucked both Republican and Democratic
leaders inWashington by increasing our forces there instead of surrendering.
We can also thank the leadership of the new general he placed in charge there, David Petraeus, who may be the
foremost expert in the world on counter-insurgency warfare. And we can thank those serving in our military in
Iraq who engaged local Iraqi tribal leaders and convince d them America was their friend and
AQI their enemy.
Al-Qaida's loss of the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis began in Anbar Province, which had been
written off as a basket case, and spread out from there.
Now, in Operation Lion's Roar the Iraqi army and the U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is destroying
the fraction of terrorists who are left. More than 1,000 AQI operatives have already been apprehended.
Sunday Times (London) reporter Marie Colvin, traveling with Iraqi forces in Mosul, found little AQI presence
even in bullet-ridden residential areas that were once insurgency strongholds, and reported that the terrorists
have lost control of its Mosul urban base, with what is left of the organization having fled south into the countryside.
Meanwhile, the State Department reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government has achieved
'satisfactory' progress on 15 of the 18 political benchmarks 'a big change for the better from a year ago.'
Things are going so well that Maliki has even for the first time floated the idea of a timetable for withdrawal
of American forces. He did so while visiting the United Arab Emirates ,which over the weekend announced that it was
forgiving almost $7 billion of debt owed by Baghdad, an impressive vote of confidence from a fellow Arab state in the
future of a free Iraq.
But where are the headlines and the front-page st ories about all this good news? As the Media Research
Center pointed out last week, 'the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 were silent
Tuesday night about the benchmarks 'that signaled political progress.'
The war in Iraq has been turned around 180 degrees both militarily and politically
because the president stuck to his guns. Yet apart from IBD, Fox News Channel and parts of the foreign press, the media
don't seem to consider this historic event a big story.
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Addendum: The reason you haven't seen this on American television or read about it in the American press is
simple--journalism is 'dead' in this country. They are controlled by Liberal Democrats who would rather see our troops
defeated than recognize a successful Republican initiated response to 9/11.
Media probably were holding 'til
after coronation of BHO in order to give him credit.
God bless our troops, God bless our current President and God
bless the U.S.A.
I'm sending this out to 38, how many will you forward it to? We need to get it known around the country ASAP. Thanks.