May 04, 2007

Lost War Updates

A. J. Strata reports that al Qaeda in Iraq has lost its second caliphate capital in recent months, first losing their stronghold in Ramadi, and now, their base in the Tahrir neighborhood of Baqouba.

The U.S. military has confirmed that not one, but two senior al Qaeda commanders were killed north of Baghdad earlier this week.

Bill Roggio notes the continued expansion of the Anbar Salvation Council, and notes that one of the original tribes that supported al Qaeda in Iraq has flipped and joined the war against the terrorists. Ten Sunni tribes have turned to war against al Qaeda in the last month alone.

And last but by no means least, Lawrence Kaplan notes what most of us have long known: Congressional Democrats approach the Iraq War from a position of willful ignorance.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 4, 2007 01:28 PM

While good news is good news, I have to wonder why it's taken four years to get to this point.

Posted by: DoorHold at May 5, 2007 10:36 AM

DoorHold, we had to wait for the Iraqi army to reach critical mass in size, training and finally ability.

Can't have a clear and hold strategy without the large number of troops. We never had enough. So, that strategy could not be pursued. Is that reason enough not to go into and then remaining in Iraq? Answering that question may be better left to more informed minds.

Posted by: CoRev at May 5, 2007 11:57 AM