Don't Forget to Pray for Iraq




The surge of operations that American and Iraqi forces began on June 15 has dramatically improved security in Baghdad and throughout Iraq. U.S. commanders and soldiers have reversed the negative trends of 2006, some of which date back to 2005. The total number of enemy attacks has fallen for four consecutive months, and has now reached levels last seen before the February 2006 Samarra mosque bombing. IED explosions have plummeted to late 2004 levels. Iraqi civilian casualties, which peaked at 3,000 in the month of December 2006, are now below 1,000 for the second straight month. The number of coalition soldiers killed in action has fallen for five straight months and is now at the lowest level since February 2004. These trends persisted through Ramadan, when violence had typically spiked. "I believe we have achieved some momentum," General Raymond T. Odierno, commander of coalition combat forces in Iraq, said modestly in his November 1 press briefing. Since security was deteriorating dramatically in Iraq a year ago, how U.S. commanders and soldiers and their Iraqi partners achieved this positive momentum deserves explanation, even though hard fighting continues and the war is not yet won.



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Comments

Shawn Wilson said…
May we live to change all nations for Christ's Kingdom. Have a great week.
Anonymous said…
I hope we can keep enough troops in Irac to keep this trend going.
I hope my fellow democrats will see that the surge was a good thing and has saved lives. I know, I know, it's all politics. If the news media would report the good things the american people might wake up and see that more troops are good. I have always thought we should have never drawn any out and this war would be over. I am from the Vietnam era and I saw the way they would just leave enough there to get more killed. We didn't learn anything from Vietnam I'm afraid. Love MOM

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