Have you finished reading the Sunday newspaper? I have. Two of them. And neither one of them has the stupifying headline (to the left)I picked up online from the London Times.
American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.
After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.
A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.
Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.
The Iraqis are being trained by the most professional soldiers and officers in the world - the United States military, including people like-
Major Jeanine White, SGM Michael Brown, SFC Jeffrey Craig, TSgt Raymond Tuggle, Sgt Eloi Perry, Sgt Jessica Soto, SrA Kerry Bush, and PSSN Danielle Emke.
SFC Craig writes me that "when we do our job really well, the Iraqis will take over."
It's that simple, folks.
Somebody please alert Nancy Pelosi that the war is being won, even the British are acknowledging that. Oh, and while you are at it, let her in on the secret - it's the AMERICAN troops who are providing the way out of Iraq.