Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | July 18, 2007

The all night yawn has yawned out.

This is not good news for the democrats. 

The Senate forced sleep over has ended in, finally, a vote, an end (perhaps) to the summer doldrums of effort after effort to suspend the Iraq war against people who, well, ah, er, just don’t like the western way of life.  These democrats have said they would wait to September for the analysis to be presented by General Petraeous, but that was just after the June report of the results of the surge that just got started, that said that the report in September would be a more accurate report of the surge, but they could not wait till then, even though the surge just reached the strength of the surge, and the democrats felt they just had to do something now to bring and to keep their dissatisfaction with Geo. Bush in front of the American people, but just behind the voices of moveon and dailykos.   Go figure.  

Can you figure these guys out?

The vote: 52-47.  Just 8 shy of the 60 needed to pass.  

Republicans need to remember the names of the four who put on Rino pajamas for the vote and sided with the defeatist party.  Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine. Gordon Smith of Oregon and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.


This is also not good news for the democrats.   

A top leader of the al-Qaida (insurgent) movement in Iraq has been captured by our surge proof troops.  The link between al-Qaida in Iraq and that bin Laden fellow is also a link to that dreadful event of 9/11/01. 

“Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani was the highest- ranking Iraqi in the al-Qaida in Iraq leadership when he was captured July 4 in Mosul, U.S. military spokesman Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner said. “

“Bergner told reporters that al-Mashhadani carried messages from bin Laden, and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, to the Egyptian-born head of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri. “

“”There is a clear connection between al-Qaida in Iraq and al-Qaida senior leadership outside Iraq,” Bergner said.”

What we’ve learned from not just from the capture of al-Mashhadani but from other al-Qaida operatives is that there is a flow of strategic directions of prioritization, of messaging and other guidance that comes from al-Qaida senior leadership to the al-Qaida in Iraq leadership,” Bergner said.  More…


Does that mean then, that what our troops are doing in Iraq is worthwhile and they ought to stay and finish the job, in-terr-or-gate this al-Qaida operative who could possibly lead the intelligence folks to be able to text message with Osama-bin-Laden.   Now our Senate can have closed door policy making strategy sessions without reporters, so could our intelligence then have closed door interrogating sessions with this al-Qaida operative without reporters?


troops in Baghdad

  Temperature forecast for Baghdad   104.  These brave men and women are wearing all of this protective body armor in that kind of heat to fight an enemy that does not wear any kind of uniform, in order to create a sense of a democratic freedom to the Iraq people, and to protect the freedoms that we so enjoy and take for granted here in the US.   And we go to the beach wearing nothing but trunks and bikinis and complain about the heat as we cover our sensitive skin with creams to shield the rays of the sun.


And then some of our lawmakers complain about the surge not working soon enough as proof that it won’t work at all.



  1. […] sided with the defeatist party. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine. Gordon Smith source: The all night yawn has yawned out., As I See It […]

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