US hands over key Iraq province

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    Right? Sorry if I couldn't shit on Palin some more but the leftgoobs seem to have 3-5 threads for everything they can spin covered nicely.

    And yeah, looks like Obama's thunder's being stolen. Drawing down in Iraq is proceeding without him.
     
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    let's hope there are some left that he can yank home, IF he wins.
     
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    That's fabulous news, Gunny.
     
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    Are you kidding? The drawdown is being implemented NOW. Is it in the news? No. Photoshopped pics of Palin are.

    The Democrats are already rewriting how this "actually" happened in case they get control and get another chance to alter actual history.
     
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    You mean like they were "for" before the were "against before they were "for before the were--------- :lol:
    As long as you are on the right side after it's all over maybe no one will notice.
     
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    This is a great sign, although clearly there is much to be done in Iraq, the change in Anbar province is impressive. The fact that virtually all 25,000 US troops will remain in the province diminishes the significance some, however.
     
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    this wouldnt be happening had the dems done what they said they would do when they got elected in 06
    this goes for obama too
     
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    Well, I hope that successes in Anbar can be implemented in other provinces.
    What happened in Anbar was, iirc, a combination of a troop surge and active cooperation with local sheiks, as well as Al-Quaida alienating the populace. The history of defeated Guerillias (f.e. malaysia) shows that cooperation between the population and the occupying forces is usually key.
     

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