The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, June 09, 2008

Iraqi Sunni Sheik Leader Offers to help fight Osama in Afghanistan

For those in the Democrat party (and their lackeys in the media) who continue to play down just how successful the Surge has been in turning around the situation in Iraq, try this on for size:
The Sunni leader of the Al-Anbar Awakening Councils, Sheik Ahmed Fateh Khan al-Rishawi, says that he would send advisors to Afghanistan to help fight Al-Qaeda if asked. The New York Sun and ROP reported:
The leader of the tribal confederation that has fought to expel Al Qaeda from most of Iraq's Anbar province is offering his men to help gin up a rebellion against Osama bin Laden's organization along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

In an interview, Sheik Ahmad al-Rishawi told The New York Sun that in April he prepared a 47-page study on Afghanistan and its tribes for the deputy chief of mission at the American embassy in Kabul, Christopher Dell. When asked if he would send military advisers to Afghanistan to assist American troops fighting there, he said: "I have no problem with this; if they ask me, I will do it."
Read the whole thing. And then think back to January 2007, when the newly elected Democrat Congress did everything it possibly could to delay funding for the Surge and otherwise make it more difficult for General Petraeus and our Iraqi allies to succeed. They did not want it to succeed. Anyone who does not understand this has forgotten what the House Whip and Number 3 ranking Democrat said as the worm began to turn in Iraq.

Why aren't the Republicans running for office reminding us of this fact every single day?
DiscerningTexan, 6/09/2008 08:40:00 PM |