Despite their self-proclaimed “mandate”, the House Democrats barely bribed together enough votes for the “cut and run” appropriations bill last Friday. But despite the Democrat Party’s rush toward American humiliation in World War III, the surge in the Iraqi Theater is showing more and more results — while the Democrats try to starve our troops in combat.
US Captures Carbomb Ringleaders – USA Today
U.S. forces have arrested the leaders of one of the deadliest car-bomb-making networks in Baghdad, a military spokesman said.
After months of intelligence gathering, U.S. troops captured the ringleader of the Rusafa car bomb network and three of his lieutenants on Wednesday, Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said in an interview Saturday with USA TODAY.
The group, named after the area in Baghdad where it operated, has been linked to at least 14 car bomb attacks since early February that claimed the lives of 265 Iraqis and wounded 650 others, Caldwell said. Among the attacks was a blast Feb. 3 that killed more than 100 people in a Shiite market in downtown Baghdad, he said.
“This car bomb network was a major one operating in Baghdad,” said Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq. “They were responsible for a horrific amount of civilian casualties.”
It was the biggest bust of car bombmakers since the start of the Baghdad security plan last month, Caldwell said.
Each Picture In Iraq Is a Piece of the Landscape of War – ABC News (h/t – Confederate Yankee)
Even in Baghdad, some residents are tired of al Qaeda. In one neighborhood residents have been told not to smoke or wear short pants. The bodies of al Qaeda victims litter the streets. In the past week the men on the street corners have been whispering, “Let’s get rid of them one by one”.
According to the U.S. military, a group of al Qaeda in Iraq fighters recently entered a small village east of Baghdad and announced they would be back and would take several houses for their base. When they returned two days later, their convoy was attacked by villagers. The military found out when the villagers told them to come out and pick up bodies and prisoners.
The numbers of civilian deaths are down a little but that’s only a small part of the story. It’s the little things together that make the difference. It might be too early to tell if this is a tipping point in the war, but it does appear as though the momentum has changed.
So the heroes of the US Armed Forces and the Iraqi people have stepped up to do their part. But back at home, we watch one political party hoping and moving us toward defeat, while our military across the globe is taking the War on Terror into the terrorists’ backyards.