Monday, June 18, 2007

For All Of You Idiots Out There: Sectarian Violence In Baghdad Is Down

The reason why I broke with my usual friendly demeanor and called people idiots in my header is pretty simple ... only an idiot will say that sectarian violence in Baghdad is worse than it has been.

I don't know that there is anyone outside of official channels that has given you as much proof of that than I have, but here's some more.

As I told you here on the 1st of May, and again when I broke down Harry Reid's lies about the Pentagon's report on Iraq, and saying the surge failed ... sectarian violence is down. That fact will not change no matter who leaves comments on this blog, or any other, saying the opposite of what the facts are.

American Forces Press Service:

Sectarian murders and executions in Baghdad are declining, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said on the "Fox News Sunday" television program.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus told host Chris Wallace via satellite link from Baghdad that the U.S. troop surge has helped reduce sectarian murders and executions in Baghdad by one-third between January and April. And despite an uptick in violence in May, the levels of violence are again going down.

"The fact is, as we go on the offensive, the enemy is going to respond," Petraeus said.

So how much of an increase in violence last month is the General talking about? Take a look for yourself.

If the violence had gone down by that much the MSM would have said that there was no decrease in violence. In other words ... the number of sectarian murders was roughly the same as the month before, and so far this month they are down.

There is NO DENYING that the number of sectarian murders, and incidents, has decreased since last year. Just look at the graphic. Where does that graphic come from? The same report the Pentagon released that compelled Reid to call the surge a failure.

Since there is less Sunni on Shia gang murders, the violence we are seeing now is because of the coalition offensives that have been launched as a part of the surge. The surge that is succeeding, not failing, according to the Pentagon's report.


Al Qaeda has typically had support in Diyala ... not anymore.


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