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2006-04-15 Iraq
Zarqawi, al Qaeda are heading out, U.S. general says
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Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-04-15 00:00|| || Front Page|| [336131 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The group's failure to disrupt national elections and a constitutional referendum last year "was a tactical admission by Zarqawi that their strategy had failed," said Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, who commands the XVIII Airborne Corps.

I don't want to be pessimistic: The only thing I'd like better than for the #1 Jihadi in Iraq to admit defeat, turn tail, and run away, is for Marines to capture or kill the #1 Jihadi in Iraq. But this sort of talk makes them "get their backs up" so to speak, and keeps them at it. They'll make an extra effort to put out a few more car bombs so that their pals in the MSM can distract us from the general trend of their being weakened.

Do the job, resect the danger the enemy represents, and "let another praise you, and not by your own lips."
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2006-04-15 07:40|| http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]">[http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2006-04-15 07:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Maybe that is the plan, they don't want them leaving.
Posted by djohn66 2006-04-15 09:40||   2006-04-15 09:40|| Front Page Top

#3 I think this is the General's version of the street taunt, "Your mama is a ho!". He is trying to get Al-Q to fix in place its resources and continue to fight against the much-improved Iraqi forces and the U.S. forces. If they disperse and go to ground in other locations, they are much harder to find and kill. And one of the best ways to do that with an Arab enemy is to bitch-talk him.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2006-04-15 19:32||   2006-04-15 19:32|| Front Page Top

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