What Works in Iraq

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  1. carpro

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    Haditha has been in the news a lot in recent months, but we're just now hearing about this. More evidence that good news rarely gets back to us.



    http://www.breitbart.com/news/na/070111141318.rm71vcto.html
    US Marines build sand walls in latest Iraq tactic
    Jan 11 9:13 AM US/Eastern

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    Adapting ideas tracing back from ancient history to modern Israel, US Marines have sealed off flashpoint towns with sand walls in a new counter-insurgency tactic to quell the wilds of western Iraq.

    Driving across the desert to Haditha, one of the war's deadliest and most infamous battlefields, the grey plain suddenly collapses into a ditch and rises into an intimidating 12-foot (around four-metre) bank of bulldozed sand.

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    When 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines deployed to western Al-Anbar from Hawaii in mid-September they sustained casualties in Haditha every day for 45 days. Then on November 10, gun battles in the town stopped.

    Captain Matthew Tracy, whose marines patrol Haditha, attributes the lull to a local strongman, a former officer in the Saddam Hussein army known simply as Colonel Faruq, with the power and charisma to bring the town to heel.

    Provided, that was, the Marines built a defensive sand wall sealing off Haditha from the porous desert, with checkpoints and traffic restrictions.e

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    "In mid-September there were 10 to 13 attacks per day in the triad, although the enemy was concentrated in Haditha. Now there is one every two to three days," says Major Kevin Matthews in the sand-bagged US base downtown.
     
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    You would think that the FAUX News network would report this kind of stuff.
     
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    Fox is only marginally better at reporting good news than the other liberal networks.
     
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    And another thing. Isn't it odd that the biggest names in Talk Radio( Hannity and Limbaugh) do not report on the good news from Iraq either.
    Seriously, I would like to see and hear good news coming out of Iraq every day, What do you say Carpro. Maybe you can take it upon yourself to report the daily good news coming from Iraq.
     
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    Those two aren't paid to report the news good or bad, their job is to keep the 16% or so that still believe in the neocon's fairytales from figuring out that our government has been hijacked by criminals and jumping ship like the other 75%+ did. :laugh:
     
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    I don't find it odd at all. They're commentators, not reporters or newsmen. It is the responsibility of the MSM to give us a balanced view and they're not doing it.
     
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    What Works in Iraq?

    A complete withdrawal of our troops should do it.
     
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    Rush Limbaugh does refer to himself as being America's Anchor Man, I know this is just dry subtle humor on his part. Still to support George Bush it would be in their best interest and advantage to regularly report good news from Iraq, they certainly have the means and resources to do it.
    Besides, Rush loves scooping the mainstream media.
     
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    Why does a drug addict, pill popping, self indulgent, and worldly slob like Rush Limbaugh keep popping up in Baptist forums. He is insignificant, and accomplishes nothing in solving problems in the world. Ignored, he would go away.
     
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    It's good that you know that.

    I would hate to believe anyone took Limbaugh literally when he's preening.
     
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    Liberals are consumed by him, so they naturally believe that all conservatives hang on his every word.:BangHead:
     
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    Limbaugh was quite popular with the Republicans of a few years ago. But there aren't quite as many as there used to be, and the ones remaining tend to be a lot saner than the average back then.

    So Rush doesn't get much warm fuzzy from today's republicans. Newt, Foley, DeLay, Santorum, etc. all yesterday's news.

    As Ahnahld said at his inaguration, the future is in the center. Natural selection culled out some of the worst of the bunch. Hopefully, the RNC will get the message, because I'm not yet convinced the democrats have it.

    Whether they moved to the center as a tactical decision or because they realized that it's the right place to be, that remains to be seen.
     
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    I am sure they don't. The democrat party is still dominated by radical leftist fringe groups. Conservative democrats are pariahs in their own party.
     
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    BTW, note the moral of the story is that if we didn't have idiots running things, we would have depended on guys like this Iraqi Col. to keep the lid on all over Iraq.

    If we had just cleaned out the top layer of leaders, and told the Army and the Baathists what they would have to do to assure no more trouble with us, that would have been more than sufficient.
     

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