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Good news from Iraq, via Jules Crittenden:

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has recruiting problems. Allah be praised!

Read the whole column.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/01/2006 at 12:08 PM
    1. So, wait, if they terrorize and then we kill them, both sides win?

      I’m for that.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 10 01 at 12:23 PM • permalink


    1. I find is a bit heartening that whenever the MSM comes out with something designed for those with BDS, there are beginning to be a few newspapers in major markets that disagree.  The New York Sun is another one.

      Thank God for the Internet, or we’d be still back in the days when we’d have to wait for books to come out after the fact, or search for outlets that didn’t follow the illiberal line.

      History takes time…the 24 hour news cycle just don’t cut it.

      But don’t listen to me, I’m an old vet who is still angry with the MSM over Vietnam and wouldn’t piss on Hanoi Jane if she was on fire.  I’m sure the millions dead in SEA would be angry also, if the American MSM hadn’t killed them.

      Posted by trainer on 2006 10 01 at 12:28 PM • permalink


    1. I believe that if the legitimate government of Iraq asks them to go, our guys should pack their bags and get out.  Until then, they should keep doing what they do best, which is kill bad guys until the bad guys are done for.  Iraqi democracy may not look anything like western democracy, but at least now they have a chance to work on it, thanks to us.  Even if they remain seething, angry, and ungrateful, I don’t care as long as they restrict their activities to selling oil and rugs, and not wholesale slaughter.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 01 at 01:09 PM • permalink


    1. A new recruiting video by the emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, brags of the loss of 4,000 foreign fighters in Iraq. He assures budding martyrs their ardent wish for death in righteous battle will be achieved.

      The emir also pitches to scientists with nuclear, biological and explosives expertise: ***

      Just 30 minutes ago, CNN’s ongoing Sunday report on progress in Iraq quoted al-Muhajir’s call for nuke etc. scientists and the call to take US hostages and turned it into a complaint about how all of the top scientific people had left Iraq since Saddam’s overthrow and suggesting that al Qaeda in Iraq was undoubtedly looking at using any US hostages as bargaining chips to get freedome fighters militants released from US custody. Not a f***ing word was spoken about al Qaeda’s losses and al-Muhajir’s plea for more volunteers. (I guess all of the church bells were broken.)

      OT P.S. Congratulations on not pissing me off this weekend, Jules.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 01 at 01:42 PM • permalink


    1. I hope our intelligence agencies are sending undercover agents in to answer Al-Queda’s call for more explosive experts.

      Posted by 2dogs on 2006 10 01 at 04:50 PM • permalink


    1. Wow, guess our academics will have to help with Suicide Bombers 101 class, they are leaving their culture.

      Guess that’s the downside of suicide bombers, you run out of them pretty quick.

      Posted by spyder on 2006 10 01 at 05:08 PM • permalink


    1. That is good news!  Jules is right—don’t run countries by polls.  Until then, as Rebecca notes, we stay, help rebuild, and kill terrorists.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 10 01 at 06:59 PM • permalink


    1. Our ABC is running reports every fifteen minutes saying that the Lowy Institute has polled over 80% of Australians believing that the Iraq war has made us less safe and increased the risk of terrorism!
      They are also linking back to the NIE report from the USA intelligence community, which has been selectively quoted for a week now, without fully explaining either its full context or the period from which it emanates.
      News Radio is also running a story about Doctors warning that the Iraq war is posing a risk of bad health, since some soldiers on their return are ruled medically unfit, and the risk of terrorist revenge could harm lots more people.
      This amounts to our national broadcaster being used as a propaganda mechanism by leftist forces. No use complaining to them.
      Complain to your local MP if you have one with any sense and clout.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 10 01 at 07:15 PM • permalink


    1. My local MP is Stephen Smith.
      I say no more.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 10 01 at 09:33 PM • permalink


    1. “In essence, the coalition military task in both countries is the same. The NIE assessment strongly backs the position of George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard * that Iraq is the central front in the war on terror. If the US-led coalition, of which Australia is a part, is successful in nurturing a moderate and democratic government in Iraq, this will be a substantial defeat for the global jihadists, the NIE asserts. If the coalition runs from Iraq in defeat and confusion and leaves a vacuum behind, this will be a great victory for the jihadists.”
      Greg Sheridan
      *You wouldn’t know that from what the ABC says.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 10 01 at 10:39 PM • permalink


    1. *You wouldn’t know that from what the ABC says.

      Or from Woodward’s blather on “60 Minutes” tonight.  At least what I saw of it, since when he claimed with a totally straight face that Murtha was the voice and conscience of the military, I turned off the tv in disgust.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 10 01 at 11:42 PM • permalink


    1. #8 blogstrop, the guff from the Lowy Institute was all over the ABC nooz tonight. I was intrigued to hear that they interviewed a whole 1000 people. How you can extrapolate 80% of the population when we have a pop of 25mill of thereabouts, I don’t know.

      It may be possible, but then again, I’m a bit cynical these days.

      Is the Lowy Institute a cesspit of moonbattery?

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 02 at 05:28 AM • permalink


    1. This may be the root of the problem:
      ” About the only way to put a happy face on the ALP’s present predicament is to blame not the message, but the messenger. Which is exactly what Barry Cassidy did on the ABC’s Insiders yesterday, suggesting that the news media has been manipulating opinion polls to make Kim Beazley look bad.”
      See the third item in the Australian’s editorial stack today.
      The ABC took notice and are acting on Cassidy’s advice to try harder, shill louder for the ALP and against Howard et al. As if they needed any encouragement?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 10 02 at 05:44 AM • permalink


    1. #12, if the sample is properly selected, you can get by with about 1500 people.

      I wouldn’t trust anything coming out of the Lowy institute though. Didn’t they even pay good money to Chris Sheil to write about globalisation?

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 10 02 at 08:45 AM • permalink


    1. (Don’t mention the Sheila…)

      Posted by crash on 2006 10 02 at 09:15 AM • permalink


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