Saturday, November 15, 2008

Michael Yon: The Iraq War is Lost

Michael Yon, independent journalist and blogger imbedded with U.S. and British forces in Iraq, has called to declare, "the war is lost." Atleast that's what he would have said if he was Harry Reid. Since he's not, this is what he actually said:
"THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:" Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and eports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good. "There's nothing going on. I'm with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I'm with haven't fired their weapons on this tour and they've been here eight months. And the place we're at, South Baghdad, used to be one of the worst places in Iraq. And now there's nothing going on. I've been walking my feet off and haven't seen anything. I've been asking Iraqis, 'do you think the violence will kick up again,' but even the Iraqi journalists are sounding optimistic now and they're usually dour." There's a little bit of violence here and there, but nothing that's a threat to the general situation. Plus, not only the Iraqi Army, but even the National Police are well thought of by the populace. Training from U.S. troops has paid off, he says, in building a rapport.

How long before we can expect the MSM to pick up this story?

To be fair, just because we may have won in Iraq, it doesn't make the justification for going to war right in the first place. So, please Mr. Obama, do not let your new neo-con friends like Colin Powell and Ken Adelman talk you into a war with Iran.


Anonymous said...

And I always ask myself:

Who are the idiots who read a propaganda of the Yon guy???

Ed said...

I would think this is good news. We can now focus just on Afghanistan, Blanketstan, and Quiltistan.

Oh yeah - and the economy too.

Anonymous said...

It is good news however I'll wait to see what happens when US troops start pulling out. Hopefully out boys who did the training did it well and have managed to instill confidence in the local Iraqi forces so they can keep them all safe.

But it is the middle east. They have very long memories and know how to wait.