Friday, January 12, 2007


President Bush's recommitment to achieving safety and security for all the people in Baghdad, uplifts the dispirited morale and brightens the withering hopes of embattled Sunni and Shiite residents alike.

"Maybe the Americans aren't running away after all?" Said a Sunni resident after Bush revealed the details of his plan to fight with the Iraqi Military to implement PM Maliki's determination to confront and eliminate the violent insurgency in Baghdad. "The message seems to be that the United States will remain engaged as long as Bush is in the White House."

The fear that the Bush Administration, hammered by public polls and an insanely critical Media and Congress, might "cut and run" from the conflict in Iraq, has been at the root of the virulent Insurgency since Iraq's liberation in 2003. The Insurgents, instigated by Iran and Syria, have persisted in killing Iraqis not out of an unrealistic hope that they could defeat US forces on the battlefield, but to strengthen the anti-war lobbies in the United States and Britain, culminating in the massive loss of pubic support and a precipitous retreat from the War for Iraq.

The new Surge Plan signaled that the Iraqi Army and the Maliki Government will be empowered by an increase in American troops and is finally on the offensive. During the last two years the Jihadis, Saddam loyalists and al Sadr's Army have been allowed to kill Iraqis unrestrained by the Iraqi Military and Police or the US Military (that's been mostly in a self-defense small footprint mode). In 2006, US forces initiated only 11 operations against the Jihadis and let al Sadr's militias run wild through the streets murdering Sunnis and government loyalists at random.

Iraqis remember how joint operations of the US and Iraqi Military in Fallujah, Najaf, Samarrah and Sadr City were called off or truncated due to political pressure from Iraq's Unity Government. To counteract this perception, PM Maliki has given President Bush and the disheartened people of Iraq, assurances of his conviction at this time, to "hunt down and destroy" al Qaeda and Saddamistist terrorists, al Sadr's Iranian backed Army of insurgents and all militias and death squads currently slaughtering 1000 Iraqis every month. If he means it and sticks to his'll be a brighter day for Iraqis, GW Bush, the US Military and the entire Middle East.

Sadly, there is more renewed hope for a successful outcome in Iraq than in DC. What a shame? The hysterical proclamations of disaster by the Democratic Majority, giddy to hang GW Bush on a poll, is so partisan it's revolting. WORSE, inexplicably ignorant of the impending consequences of a loss in Iraq to our long term National Security and furthermore, absent even an inkling of concern over the resulting turmoil throughout the entire Middle East.

Democrats' intractable mind set trumpets loud and clear to the World..the Democrat Party, once again, has earned the label of *Defeatists*...incapable of mustering the guts to ever make a strong stand for American interests...unable and unwilling to WIN any War, any Place, any Time.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Tonight President Bush defined the new SURGE strategy for Iraq. During the week and extensively today, parts of the speach dribbled out to Cable TV reporters, anchors and talking heads who critically analyzed each segment with guest politicians and Military experts on Breaking News Specials. By the time Bush spoke from the WH, the suspense was gone and his presentation seemed anti-climactic and flat.

There will be 20,000+ more troops deployed mostly to Baghdad to protect Iraqi civilians from sectarian militias, and 4 thousand Marines to Anbar Province to deal with Al Qaeda and Sunni insurgents. This time American forces will not be hamstrung by political restraints issued by the Shiite Prime Minister Maliki. He's on board with using thousands of Iraqi Military to fight side by side with US troops to tamp down the violence in Baghdad and finally deal with al Sadr's militias. Maliki and Bush both have been under fire for failure to execute their promised policies to bring stability to war weary Iraqis..and show positive results to impatient, disappointed Americans.

Gen. Patraeus who wrote the book on counter-insurgency, will direct the mission to CLEAR and HOLD Baghdad..In order to achieve success, after the clearing the HOLDING has to be done by the US AND IRAQI troops. The US can not withdraw and rely on the Iraqi Military to do the job alone...the US must supervise and atleast 500 Americans will embed with the Iraqis in each enclave of the city to prevent the Insurgents from returning and making Baghdad unliveable all over again.

When stability is achieved, the Unity Government will be given 1 billion dollars from the US to implement services, build the economy, share OIL revenues, and start reconstruction that will provide jobs to thousands of unemployed Iraqi citizens.

President Bush also addressed the regional threats from Iran and Syria. He prepared for Iranian retaliation by sending an additional Naval battle carrier group to the Persian Gulf to protect the flow of OIL to the World and to counter a possible attack on Saudi Arabia's OIL infrastructure. Plus, the flow of reinforcements and weapons coming into Iraq from Iran and Syria will be curtailed.

Ofcourse there's a domestic political angle..but I'll leave that til tomorrow. In short, Democrats are defeatists to the end and a few wobbly Republicans, up for re-election in '08, are hedging their bets by opposing the President's efforts to Win in Iraq. Their disloyalty repulses me more than the predictable reaction from cut and run Democrats.

Monday, January 08, 2007


While myopic Democrats and some Republicans oppose Bush's "surge" strategy for Iraq, they overlook the brillance of the comprehensive changes being initiated by a Commander in Chief determined to retain American power and influence in the ME by insisting on success in Iraq and looking ahead to preventing Iranian hegemony from becoming reality.

Preparation for the long haul:

Last week Bush authorized the permanent enlargement of the Army and Marines which was recommended by many who foresee the increase of deployments throughout the world of US troops in order to continue combating Islamic fascists and Iran's imperialistic aim to establish a Persian Empire in the ME.

The Surge:

Two of Bush's most ardent allies, Sens. Joe Lieberman and John McCain, joined the architect of the plan to win in Iraq, Gen. Jack Keane, and ME expert Fred Kagan Resident Scholar AEI, at a televised presentation at the American Enterprise Institute.

They all called for atleast 30 thousand more troops to control and hold Baghdad and Anbar Province. When this was tried in the spring of '06, the mistake was to rely on Iraqi Police and Military. This time the USA will clear AND HOLD Baghdad and root out Al Qaeda from appears the Sunni leaders in Anabar have had enough of Al Qaeda whose agenda of establishing a Jihadist compound in Iraq by instigating civil war between Shiites and Sunnis, is contrary to Iraqi national goals. The Marines can expect actionable intelligence and side-by-side support from residents weary of foreign terrorists in Anbar.

The Brass Ring:

Lt. Gen. David Patraeus replaced Gen. George Casey to lead our forces in this stage of the War in Iraq. Patraeus has experience with counter-insurgency..he took Mosul and peacified the city and was responsible for training the Iraq Military. Most importantly..he believes the US Military can and MUST succeed in achieving security in Baghdad and Anbar FIRST before political and economic progress is possible. Simply, Iraq is not lost.

Admiral William Fallon has taken over for Gen. John Abizaid as Mideast Commander, signaling that President Bush and the U.S. Navy is preparing for the probability of confrontation with Iran.

U.S., U.K., and Austrailian ships are now headed to the Persian Gulf. In the event that US efforts frustrate Iran in Iraq or someone? hits their Nuclear sites, Tehran will retaliate by trying to close the Gulf of Hormuz by attacking oil platforms and tankers thus preventing the distribution of oil supply to most of the World. Also, Iran will attempt to destroy oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates.

The toughest strategic missions to keep the oil flowing to the World, will be done by the US Navy with U.K and Aussie battle groups at our side. GW Bush is planning for any and all contingencies by mobilizing the Navy and Air Force.

Due to the failure to execute his policies in Iraq (by Army Generals), his strategic vision and current grasp of the consequences of failure has been greatly under-rated; however, with new leadership at the helm, all with positive hopes to succeed, coupled with the ability to implement practical, achievable plans, the forecast for the future should be brighter for President Bush, the credibility of the United States and ultimately, the safety of the free World.

President GW Bush will address the nation Wednesday night...let's listen with hopeful, open minds and reject the redundant defeatist rhetoric bloviating from Left Wing Quitters. Afterall, Americans by nature are winners...let's not lose the fight of our lives because of negative spin by an appeasing, anti-war Democrat Majority.

Keep the faith..God Bless America!!