Tuesday, January 9, 2007

The Surge

I am working tonight so I won't be able to catch the President's message on the Iraqi war. I can look at the online news however and I see this.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's new Iraq plan will call for all Iraqi provinces to be under Iraqi control by November 2007, a U.S. official tells CNN.

Bush will also call for 20,000 additional forces to be sent to the war-torn country. Most would be sent to Baghdad, but 4,000 would be sent to the Anbar Province, the official said.

The official also said the first additional forces would go into Iraq by the end of this month.

-- CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux

November of '07 would give the U.S. and Iraqi forces just enough time to clean up the streets of Baghdad and Anbar, IF they are serious about it. They must fight the insurgents (Al-Sadr especially) and not fight with diplomacy but weapons. The surge may or may not be a good idea, but the message it sends to the insurgent groups is a good one. It tells them that we will do what we say, no matter what. Hopefully now the Iraqi government will become more self-governing and not operate on the whims of the death squards and anti-US clerics.

No matter what happens though, the Democrats will be upset about it. Of course now they are backing off the 'no funding' approach and looking at a non-binding resolution that says simply: "We don't approve, but you're the boss". G-d how Kos will love that.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts
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