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Anbar province to be turned over to Iraqis
Posted by: McQ on Friday, January 11, 2008

Last night, Alan Colmes insisted to Fred Thompson that the surge hadn't really worked because it had only accomplished 9 of the 18 benchmarks outlined by the administration, and so progress in Iraq was not really been made. Thompson replied, "that's like saying all progress in the US takes place in Washington DC", and, of course we all know that's not true. And to deny what has been happening in the country since the surge is simply dishonest.

Another real indication of progress in Iraq:
Iraq's western province of Anbar, hotbed of the Sunni Arab insurgency for the first four years of the war, will be returned to Iraqi control in March, a senior U.S. general said Thursday.
In terms of pacification and the reestablishment of the rule of law, it doesn't get much better than this. And Anbar makes the 9th of 18 provinces returned to Iraqi control.
 
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Written By: Scott Jacobs
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What does it mean to return the province to Iraqi control if the troops are not leaving? The article says the troops are leaving in May, so isn’t that the real turnover time? What are they doing differently from March to May?
 
Written By: Luke
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My guess would be "stepping down operations, and handing over control".

You don’t get have the new guys show up, and then leave that night.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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What does it mean to return the province to Iraqi control if the troops are not leaving? The article says the troops are leaving in May, so isn’t that the real turnover time? What are they doing differently from March to May?
It’ll take that long for US troops to clear the province. Their priority at that time will be vastly different than it is prior to the turnover.
 
Written By: McQ
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So, I guess when I visit my wife’s relatives in Lawrenceville, that I have not made any progress when I arrive in Auburn (the halfway point of the trip)?
 
Written By: Terry
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1) Why the HECK couldn’t I log onto Qando this morning? Godaddy said it had been suspended?

2) I will not be surprised to see IRANIAN troops take the American troops place in Anbar. This hand-over is just one more symptom of American DECLINE! How oh HOW, can we maintain our Empire if we’re going to keep turning it over to the natives?
 
Written By: Joe
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I will not be surprised to see IRANIAN troops take the American troops place in Anbar. This hand-over is just one more symptom of American DECLINE! How oh HOW, can we maintain our Empire if we’re going to keep turning it over to the natives?
All part of WarmongerBushHalliburtonHitlerRoveTron2000Cheneypuppet’s plan to provoke Iran into another war so he can suspend the upcoming elections and stay in office for a 3rd term in a bloodless coup d’etat.

 
Written By: shark
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All part of WarmongerBushHalliburtonHitlerRoveTron2000Cheneypuppet’s plan to provoke Iran into another war so he can suspend the upcoming elections and stay in office for a 3rd term in a bloodless coup d’etat.

The WMBHHRT2KCPt will certainly fail in his attempt at a "bloodless" coup...it will be bloody, indeed. We shall march with our Giant Paper Mache puppets, and our signs, we shall beat drums (in circles) we shall sing folk and filk songs, we shall chant, we shall recite baaaaad poetry, and we shall never give up..we shall oppose the Fascists with their dogs, and guns, and tanks, and attack helicopters, and their tactical fighter jets, their cluster bombs, thermo-baric munitions, their Full Metal jacketed rounds, their flame weapons with our bare hands...Yes it WILL be bloody! Count on it!
 
Written By: Joe
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What the h*ll is everyone ranting about? Iraqi control means fewer of us do more sitting around our bases waiting for the the Iraqis to call for back up if something goes nuts. In the meantime, we check in on the police and army and wait for orders home. They won’t do it our way, but they’ll do it. Try some calm, intelligent discussion, maybe an open mind, you might be surprised.
 
Written By: Shawn
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Shawn do you suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome or are you like "Sheldon" on "The Big Bang Theory" we need to hold up the "SARCASM" Sign for you?
 
Written By: Joe
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Hey Joe, he’s a new comer here, and the issue is of personal importance to him. Check his email address.
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
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Well OK, this time Keith....

Shawn thank you for your service...just because we say doesn’t mean we mean it...we’re like Presidential candiates that way....Any way thank you for your service, that we DO mean.
 
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