Sunday, June 03, 2007

al Qaeda's Crestfall

mThis past week, Sunnis in Baghdad began a grassroots opposition to al Qaeda. The U.S. quickly stepped in to help. Parallels with Anbar abound.

Powerline has more. Captain's Quarters Blog also posts on the development. NPR is even hosting good discussion on the progress in Iraq, and the need to stay the course.

At the same time, the U.S. military announced possible negotiations with insurgents (excluding al Qaeda) on a ceasefire.

As The Belmont Club and Michael Yon have discussed, al Qaeda's death cult can never deliver what the vast majority of mainstream Iraqis desire: Peace and Prosperity.

And while the Germans fret over 12 dead in Afghanistan since its military involvement in that country, the U.S. has had one of its bloodiest months in Iraq, battling insurgents, and helping to support an Iraqi government with 60 embassies now operating around the world.

Let us continue to stand by freedom-loving Iraqis, and set an example for the rest of the world, regardless of absurd rankings placing the U.S. as the "96th" most peaceful country (just ahead of Iran), when hundreds of thousands of American soldiers stand watch in Eastern Europe, Baghdad, Seoul, and Kandahar to ensure the march of militant Islam and fascist oppression is kept in check.

Update: Powerline has more on how al Qaeda is taking a beating in Baghdad.

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