November 17, 2008

Big Country Checks In

Long-time readers of CY may know "Big Country" from his first-hand reflections of the situation in Iraq as someone who has spent more time in theater than out of it since the war began. He just got back to Baghdad, and shot me the following in an email.

Just touched down 3 +/- hours ago at Sather AB. Dude... INSANELY changed doesn't begin to describe this place. I've landing in Baghdad under fire before and watched random acts of anti-aircraft fire overhead as the locals would try and unsuccessfully utilize old triple a flak guns... I've seen Baghdad under lock and key so to speak throughout 04 and 05. NUTHIN and I do mean NUTHIN can begin to describe the change. Quick observations included the fact that the city was all lit up where it had never been before. Try standing on the runway and not having to worry about random acts of rockets, mortars and suchlike. Try no body armor seen on anyone anywhere since I've been here... This place is so laid back its stupid dude... I'll post more to you and my blog later... but as Yon said "We Won." I'd have to add "In Spades!" to that.

Seems to be a lot of that going around lately.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 17, 2008 11:36 PM

You have good blogs, but your liberal posters who get on here are sacriligeous to say the least.

They think it's "noble" to be sacriigeous, profane, godless, and basically... depraved. That's my impression of them.

Well, great news about Iraq. I'm quite concerned about our troops in Afghanistan.

I hope this quietness isn't a "strategy" on the parts of insurgents... (so that we pull out and then rise back up again) and Iraq can maintain peace.

Posted by: l at November 18, 2008 12:42 AM

Mark your calendars, November 22nd is VI Day(Victory in Iraq).

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at November 18, 2008 09:47 AM

Yea, but nobody knows we won! Do you think the media will ever report it? It certainly can't make them look good if they do.

Posted by: Jim at November 18, 2008 10:31 AM

It is Obama who will lead the charge in rehabilitating Iraq as an cause. He will do it because it benefits him. Success in Iraq can be politically parlayed into greater exertions in the GWOT. What's that? Barry don't believe in no GWOT? Well, he has claimed to the contrary though no one has seen fit to hold him to any specifics. In any event, whether he believes in the war is immaterial as it certainly believes in him. Our adversaries are not won over by his smile and baritone homilies regardless of the insipid, late and wasting claims of Team Obama. If the Obies don't know that today they will learn it tomorrow and then, friends and foes, war will obviously be the answer. Oddly enough.

Posted by: megapotamus at November 18, 2008 11:35 AM

If we had done what Obama wanted this day would have never come. I give Thanks and prayers daily for those who serve in our Military. I'm also Thankful that John McCain and others supported the Surge. At least he got that right.

I just hope Obama can't screw it up.

Posted by: BiasedGirl at November 18, 2008 05:24 PM