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June 09, 2008

Sheik Ahmad al-Rishawi offers Anbar awakening troops for Afghanistan

This is a rather amazing article, go read it all.

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."...

...Of his meeting with Mr. Bush, Sheik Ahmad said he was impressed. "He is a brave man. He is also a wise man. He is taking care of the country's future, the United States' future. He is also taking care of the Iraqi people, the ordinary people in Iraq. He wants to accomplish success in Iraq."...

...We fully trust the Americans. We know the United States never in its history occupied a country...

This man is apparently for real. To be making such statements means he's pretty damn confident of his position, and understands the GWOT a hell of a lot better than US democrats do.

Our guys, Petraeus and the Anbaris have been through the fire together. I don't think the average American really understands the dynamic that has gone on here.

Sure, we see the successes as (sometimes) told by the media, but to a large degree we're not noticing the internal relationships being formed. What the Sheik is offering here goes well beyond anything that might be reasonably expected of him. This goes beyond politics.

H/T Jarred


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