Thursday, June 15, 2006

There's Gold In That Thar Rubble!

HT: Assorted Babble

It looks like U.S. Special Forces hit the gold mine in more ways than one with last week’s strike on the safe house of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's national security adviser said Thursday a "huge treasure" of documents and computer records was seized after the raid on terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's hideout, giving the Iraqi government the upper hand in its fight against al-Qaida in Iraq.

National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie also said he believed the security situation in the country would improve enough to allow a large number of U.S.-led forces to leave Iraq by the end of this year, and a majority to depart by the end of next year. "And maybe the last soldier will leave Iraq by mid-2008," he said.

Al-Rubaie said a laptop, flashdrive and other documents were found in the debris after the airstrike that killed the al-Qaida in Iraq leader last week outside Baqouba, and more information has been uncovered in raids of other insurgent hideouts since then.
He called it a "huge treasure ... a huge amount of information."

When asked how he could be sure the information was authentic, al-Rubaie said "there is nothing more authentic than finding a thumbdrive in his pocket."

"We believe that this is the beginning of the end of al-Qaida in Iraq," al-Rubaie said, adding that the documents showed al-Qaida is in "pretty bad shape," politically and in terms of training, weapons and media.

"Now we have the upper hand," he said at a news conference in Baghdad. "We feel that we know their locations, the names of their leaders, their whereabouts, their movements, through the documents we found during the last few days."
[Emphasis mine]

So Iraq is indeed a quagmire! A quagmire for Al Qaeda, that is!

There’s no telling what information is on the flashdrive, the laptop, or any of the other documents found in the safe house debris, but I think it is a safe bet that it is huge considering the choice of words and phrasing by Iraq’s National Security Advisor Mouwafak al-Rubaie. One simply doesn’t go out on a limb that large unless they are certain it won’t break.

This mighty, insurmountable “insurgency” largely created and propped up by the mainstream media, appears to be anything but mighty and insurmountable. If anything, it appears to be hanging on by a thread. While it is probably a safe bet that some level of violence will continue in the region, it appears that it will become more and more disorganized and will further taper off as time goes on.

Notice that Mouwafak al-Rubaie is not mincing words here. He is a high-ranking Iraqi official who has actually seen the evidence and is proclaiming that Al Qaeda is all but finished in Iraq.

This begs the following questions:

Exactly how long will it take for John Kerry to claim he was taken out of context yesterday?

When will the rest of the hardcore anti-war Democrats figure out they’re on the losing end of history yet again?

If they do figure it out, will it really matter now?

Talk about painting yourself into a corner!

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