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Warning to all Patriots: grab your flak jackets for incoming slander about our troops.

Today, the Democrat lying machine will be firing away at our troops and the mission for which they are fighting in Iraq.

You must be prepared for the assault on the war effort. That's why I am here to help. I plan to provide updated filters on what the Democrats say, and what they really mean. Please don't assume it is one and the same.

Watch for the George Soros funded MoveOn.org. They are the Commanders in the war against our troops. 

MoveOn.org is planning to parade around Washington with a banner mocking the 5-year anniversary since President Bush was photographed landing on a USS carrier, speaking to the troops, while a Mission Accomplished sign blew gently in the background.

The Pro-Defeat contingent is rallying around Armchair General Nancy Pelosi and her talking points to undermine troop morale.

  Politico’s Crypt Blog: Democrats Prepare For 5-Year Anniversary Of "Mission Accomplished " 

By Daniel W. Reilly

 

Congressional Democrats are preparing a flurry of activity on Thursday to mark the five-year anniversary of President Bush’s now infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech marking an end to major combat operations in Iraq.

 

Democratic aides from both chambers told the Crypt they planned on highlighting the anniversary as Congress continues to debate an Iraq war supplemental spending bill.

 

Aides and members said they were planning on marking the anniversary throughout the day on Thursday with floor speeches, press conferences and other actions.

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent out a set of talking points on Tuesday night highlighting casualties in Iraq, the economic costs of the war and the effect the war has had on military readiness.

Our side will not remain on the sidelines unarmed.

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 From the Frontlines...

Significant weapons caches found;  and among others, a high ranking AQI member captured.  Our troops feeling very proud as a new building for the Rashid District Council Hall is opened; a girls school is refurbished, where there was no electricity or usable restrooms; and teaching sanitation and personal health in small villages.

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Multi-National Corps - Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

April 30, 2008


MND-B soldiers find 2 significant cache finds in Baghdad


FOB FALCON - MND -  April 28,  Soldiers of Co A, 1st Bn, 22nd Inf Regt, 1st BCT, 4th ID seized 107 mm rockets and an incomplete EFP during security patrols.  The soldiers discovered the cache acting on info provided by an informant in the Saydiyah community, after they detained 5 individuals and a sixth suspected of plotting terrorist activities against Iraqis and CF in Baghdad.
Soldiers from 2nd Sqdrn, 2nd Stryker Cav Regt also discovered a mortar system near a mosque in Abu T'shir, while acting on a tip from an anonymous citizen.
 

Local citizens fend off AQI attack

TIKRIT - Defensive actions by local citizens of the Diyala Province against AQI resulted in the death of 12 insurgents, April 28.
The SOIs' ability to repel the initial attack provided Iraqi SF enough time to conduct a hasty offensive op with minimal CF support.


Iraqi soldiers turn in weapons cache

CAMP STRIKER - Iraqi Soldiers retrieved a cache in the vicinity of PB Lion's Den, approx. 7 km southwest of Baghdad, April 27.
Info from a detainee led the Soldiers to the cache that was buried by a canal, consisting of 80 machine gun rounds, 4 69 mm mortar rounds, a 120 mm mortar round, and 2 bags of homemade explosives.
      

MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache

BAGHDAD - MND-Baghdad Soldiers confiscated several weapons caches in separate actions across Baghdad, April 28.
Soldiers from Co A, 4th Bn, 64th AR, 1st BCT, 4th ID, seized a weapons cache consisting of 10 RPGs, 2 launching tubes, a suicide vest, 2 grenades, a 105 mm round, two 60 mm mortar rounds and an unknown amount of home-made explosive in west Rashid.


MND-B Soldiers seize emplaced EFP, rocket, munitions cache

BAGHDAD - April 27, in the Abu T'shir community, at approx. 6:30 a.m., Soldiers from Troop C, 7th Sqdrn, 10th Cav Regt, 1st BCT, 4th ID., seized a 107 mm rocket with launcher.  At approx. 2:15 p.m., Soldiers from Co F, 2nd Sqdrn, 2nd Stryker Cav Regt, attached to the 1st BCT, 4th ID, located an EFP IED during a combat patrol.
Soldiers from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn Div, patrolling the New Baghdad area of eastern Baghdad, uncovered a
munitions cache at approx. 8:50 a.m., April 28. The cache seized by the Soldiers from 1st Bn, 66th AR, consisted of 20 mortar rounds and 6 RPGs.


MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
PRESS DESK BAGHDAD

Rashid community leaders open district council hall (Baghdad) 

BAGHDAD – Leaders from the Rashid district community, local Iraqi SF, and 1st BCT, 4th ID, gathered to demonstrate their joint commitment to improve the quality of life for Iraqi citizens during the commemoration of a new building for the Rashid District Council Hall on April 26.
“This building provides the leaders and citizens of Rashid a meeting place to voice their concerns to their elected officials, to plan, and with wisdom, map out the way of progress for all Iraqis here in Rashid,” said Col. Ted Martin, cmdr, 1st BCT.
The Rashid District Council is a self-governance program, where community leaders work with the estimated 1.2 million people of the Rashid district to help restore order to local neighborhoods. “When terrorism attempted to halt creativity and progress, our efforts were pulled together to repel all forms of terrorism for the purpose of moving forward and rebuilding,” said Yosif, head chairman of the Rashid DC. “We are hopeful that it becomes the first of many projects in Al-Rashid district and throughout Iraq,” Yosif added.
An example of ongoing efforts to stabilize everyday life for the people of Rashid is the unveiling of a new construction project to build a HQ for the Civil Services Department in the Jihad community of Rashid, on April, 25, according to Lt. Col. Paul Hossenlopp, deputy comm. officer, 1st BCT.  "The CSD Building will be the first community services building in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.  It will eventually operate with the support of the GOI and provide permanent jobs for local communities, by creating and sustaining an Iraqi workforce employed to rebuild Baghdad’s infrastructure and restore essential services to the citizens of Rashid,"  said Lt. Col. Hossenlopp.
The construction project employs an estimated 400 Iraqis and provides vocational tutoring and on-the-job training for the unskilled laborers.  Based on the program’s success, other CSD Buildings will be planned for the Rashid district and Baghdad.


Sons of Iraq capture key terrorist        

BAGHDAD –  April 28, during a meeting with a local sheik and other citizens, a SoI member indicated that a known key terrorist was nearby.  The SoI member detained 2 suspects and turned them over to MND-B soldiers for further ID. One of the suspects was positively identified as a high-ranking member of AQI. The captured terrorist is a prominent member of an AQI cell that operates in Baghdad and the southern outskirts of Baghdad.  He is reportedly known for VBIED attacks, IED attacks, sniper attacks on CF, the kidnapping and murder of Iraqis, and weapons trafficking.
“The SoI again prove to be heroes of the day; they found this extremely dangerous terrorist and took him off the streets,” said Maj. Al Hing, spokesperson for 2nd Stryker BCT, 25th ID.  “His actions directly led to the deaths of both U.S. Soldiers and Iraqi citizens. The partnership between the SoI and CF, working together to capture this known terrorist, makes for a safer and more stable Iraq.”
Soldiers from MND-B continue to work with the Iraqi SF and conduct operations to maintain pressure on AQI and any other foreign terrorists and Special Groups criminals by targeting their leadership, networks and sanctuaries.


MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
PRESS DESK BAGHDAD

Two wanted men captured in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD –  Continuing to use info gleaned from an op Apr. 21, CF captured 2 suspected AQI terrorists in Mosul.  One of the suspects is a wanted man who is believed to directly conspire with several senior terrorist leaders in the city, including one who is known to conduct attacks against Coalition and Iraqi SF.
Iraqi and CF captured an alleged AQI operative in Kirkuk and one additional suspected terrorist.  The alleged operative is believed to have ties to senior terrorist leaders in both Kirkuk and Mosul.


Refurbished School Opens in Salman Pak          
By Maj. Joe Sowers
3rd HBCT, 3rd Inf. Div.