Sunday, June 12, 2005

Iraq - Death Throes of the Terrorists

Jack Kelly starts his piece with a little walk down memory lane for those on the left.

Without a hint of irony, Edith Lederer of The Associated Press reported June 3 that "U.N. satellite imagery experts have determined that material that could be used to make biological or chemical weapons and banned long-range missiles has been removed from 109 sites in Iraq."

We've been told repeatedly by those on the Left -- which includes most journalists -- that Bush Lied! when he gave the danger posed by Saddam's WMD programs as one of the reasons for going to war with Iraq. Did the United Nations lie, too? Is it lying now? When did Karl Rove go to work for Kofi Annan?

He finishes with this:

By going after ever softer targets, Iraq's kamikazes have racked up an impressive body count, but are failing in their strategic purpose.

Amir Taheri notes the terrorists began with targeted attacks on American troops. But this failed to dislodge the Americans, and resulted in many insurgent deaths.

Then the terrorists attacked the Iraqi police and army, but these failed to stem recruitment or slow deployment of new units.

So the terrorists began indiscriminate attacks on Shiite civilians. But these failed to provoke a civil war.

Now they are attacking Sunni Arabs, obliterating in the process their base of support.

"The insurgents know how to kill, but they no longer know who to kill," Taheri said.

Which is why they are looking for a way out.

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