Monday, August 13, 2007

U.S. Military Establishes Moral Authority in Iraq

Major attacks decline by 50% in Iraq.

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi must be upset over this good news!

Excerpt from Hot Air:

Update (AP): From Michael Yon’s latest:

Large numbers of Iraqis detested us after the prisoner abuse stories, and some over-the-top attacks on Fallujah, for example. But through time, somehow the American military has managed to establish a moral authority in Iraq. It’s not the only authority, but the military has serious and increasing moral clout. In the beginning, our influence flowed from guns, or dropped from the wings of jets. Later it was the money. Today, the clout still is partially from the gun, and definitely the money is key, but there is an intangible and growing moral clout and it flows from an increasing respect among Iraqis for our military. Washington has no moral clout in Iraq. Washington looks like a circus act. The authority is coming from our military. The importance of this fact would be difficult to understate.

HT: Hot Air

P.S. Some great photos and commentary at Michael Yon's website.

1 comment:

Christinewjc said...

Yon: "Washington has no moral clout in Iraq. Washington looks like a circus act."

Yep...a circus act describes Congress quite well; with Reid and Pelosi as the gasbag ringleaders.