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March 04, 2006

The Tet Offensive That Failed

Despite the media's best efforts:

The top U.S. commander in Iraq yesterday declared an end to a 10-day wave of sectarian violence that killed an estimated 350 civilians, asserting that many reports of violence were "exaggerated."

"It appears that the crisis has passed," said Army Gen. George Casey, giving a detailed public report card. "But we all should be clear that Iraqis remain under threat of terrorist attacks by those who will stop at nothing to undermine the formation of this constitutionally elected government. ... They tried to have this [be] the straw that broke the camel's back, and it failed."

Gen. Casey gave mixed reviews of the performance of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) that handled the bulk of street patrols and crowd control. This latest test will be a gauge by which to decide whether the ISF is maturing fast enough to allow thousands of American troops to come home later this year.

The media is scratching its collective liberal pointy-head and wondering, "Damn, what does it take to lose a war for America these days?"

Thanks to DDG.


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