Bad News For Democrats|
October 5, 2007
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest ranking elected woman in the U.S., was on
a Fox morning show Thursday. With the utmost sincerity and barely concealed outrage,
she described the situation in Iraq as, "A war without end that is a total failure."
Meanwhile, in Ramadi, once considered the heart of the resistance to the U.S.-led
coalition, Iraqis were holding a victory parade, celebrating the defeat of the terrorists.
LiveLeak.com - Iraqi Unity Parade
Pelosi's outright falsehood was broadcast widely. The parade in Ramadi was
On Saturday, it was announced that more than 3,000 Iraqi families driven out of
their Baghdad neighbourhoods have returned to their homes in the last three months.
Again, this news was met with a deafening silence by the mainstream media. They
were busy reporting on the Democrat-led effort to deny confirmation to Bush's nominee
for Attorney General.
Last Wednesday saw another landmark in Iraq. Sheik Omar Jabouri, spokesman for the
Iraqi Islamic Party said that al Qaeda had been "defeated mentally, and therefore
is defeated physically." In other words, al-Qaeda is toast. This was also verified
by Osama's last tape, where bin-Laden "let slip how badly al-Qaeda has been mauled
by the Sunni sheikhs who have stopped fighting the US troops and turned on bin-Laden instead." All of a sudden, bin-Laden is echoing Rodney King's, 'Can't
we all just
get along?' In Arab-speak, this means al Qaeda has been defeated. This is true 'headline
news' that, unfortunately, didn't make the news.
What did make the news? The new war on global warming. We learned that the Senate
is hard at work crafting a global warming bill that would impose mandatory cuts
in greenhouse gases - cuts that will affect virtually every segment of our economy.
We also learned that Democrats are going to continue the push for SCHIP (expanded
health insurance) knowing that it has no chance of passing. America can rest easy
knowing that Democrats are out there fighting for the children - instead of fighting
against the terrorists.
Last week saw a turnaround in Iraq, according to any measure. October marked the
lowest monthly death toll for American troops in two years, 36 fatalities. On Friday,
there were no reported shootings or bombings and it was the second day this year
that the sectarian death toll fell below 10.
As Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps in Iraq reported, "There is a clear rejection of al Qaeda and other extremists
by large segments of the population. This is coupled with a bottom-up awakening
movement by Sunni and Shia who want a chance to reconcile with the government in
This good news went largely unreported. The media focusing instead on the truly
vital news that Congress will be holding hearings in order to ascertain the link
between global warming and the California wildfires.
Last week, British forces announced they are going to transfer responsibility for
security in Basra province to Iraq's government in December. Last week, the U.S.
military turned over the war-torn Karbala province to Iraqi security forces. In
Ramadi, women police officers picked up their first pay checks. Truly extraordinary
news all around. But hey, you can't hear the sound of one hand clapping. At least
that's what the left is hoping.
Good news out of Iraq is bad news for Democrats.
The good news is, the left has been unsuccessful in their efforts to sabotage the
war on terror and the war in Iraq. Despite great odds, Iraq has stayed unified.
As Sky News Australia News reported, violence is falling and security is increasing.
Iraq's official estimate of civilian deaths from violence is now about 25 a day.
Al Qaeda has been crippled. No Iraqi city is under terrorist control. Insurgents
rule 'nowhere.' Minority Sunni leaders are now co-operating in government with Shiite
ones. Iraq has a vigorous media. A democratic constitution has been adopted and
backed by popular vote. By any measure, it is safe to say our mission is definitely
on the way to being accomplished.
Taking a cue from AlGore, the left has decided to ignore any evidence that doesn't
conform with their version of reality. The left, along with their enablers in the
mainstream' media, cling to the notion that it isn't news unless the mainstream
media reports it. This is called cognitive dissonance - the belief that if they don't
acknowledge certain realities, maybe they'll just go away. The flip-side of their
'fake but accurate' template.
Success in Iraq is a total refutation of the left. The fact that 'Bush's war' may
be responsible for freeing 25 million Iraqi from the yoke of a tyrannical dictator
is their worst nightmare. And it's becoming a reality. Bad news for democrats. Good
news for America, Iraqis and the rest of the free world. Made possible by the steadfastness
of President Bush and the honor, bravery and blood of America's young men and women
who have sacrificed so much. They have done America proud. And shame on those who
ignore their success.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and editor for
She lives in South Carolina