Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Here’s a story you won’t hear in the mainstream media: “American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.” That’s the analysis of the British paper The Sunday Times. Here’s more: According to the paper, Al Qaeda in Iraq was once estimated to be a force of as many as 12,000 terrorist fighters. The assault on Mosul is aimed at wiping out the last remnant of 1,000 Al Qaeda fighters.

Meanwhile, over the Independence Day holiday, General David Petraeus led a massive ceremony in Baghdad as more than 1,200 men and women of the United States Armed Forces renewed their commitment to victory in Iraq by re-enlisting. According to one report, it was the largest re-enlistment ceremony to take place since 1973. I think that is very telling. The men and women on the ground in Iraq understand better than most the difficulties of this war, yet their commitment to victory is not waning. Many see the progress being made and want to finish the job."

Gary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families