As the momentum continues gaining on the side of freedom and the United States, more defeats mount for the Islamofascists. Iraqi and Coalition Forces have
taken the momentum by killing Zarqawi and launching a series of raids that has begun to cripple the ?insurgency? in Iraq. While combat and death still
looms on the horizon, day-to-day victories are now piling up in favor of the new Iraqi Government and the United States.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – American and Iraqi forces have carried out 452 raids since last week?s killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and 104 insurgents
were killed during those actions, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said the raids were carried out nationwide and led to the discovery of 28 significant
He said 255 of the raids were joint operations, while 143 were carried out by Iraqi forces alone. The raids also resulted in the captures of 759 ?anti-Iraqi
Look at all the good news in those few sentences. First off, 104 insurgents is a sizable amount, considering the ?insurgency? remaining is likely to number
in the low thousands, if not less. Also, the discovery of 28 arms caches is a positive development, because the new leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Al-Masri)
may not be as good at acquisitioning resources as al-Zarqawi was. Next comes the news that 143 out of 255 raids were launched by Iraqi forces alone. Consider
this a major step in the Iraqis securing the future of their country. Finally, 759 enemies of Iraq have been captured, another big positive. Good news
coming from all over Iraq.
None of this is going to matter to those who insist on refusing to see any good come out of a situation that hasn’t always been on the right footing.
I’m not even close to satisfied with the way this thing has gone, but let’s give credit where credit is due.