A Most Interesting Development in Iraq
Fallujah, Iraq - A U.S. Marine commander says a deal has been reached for all Marines to pull back from Fallujah. That would end the siege of the volatile Iraqi city.
Lieutenant Colonel Brennan Byrne says an all-Iraqi security force is going to move into the city starting tomorrow. It will be called the Fallujah Protective Army and will be made up of as many as eleven hundred Iraqi soldiers.
Byrne says the new army will be led by a former general from the military of Saddam Hussein.
An agreement was reached earlier between U.S. officials and Iraqis in an effort to restore stability to the city, which has been the scene of intense Marine battles with insurgents.
The Marines will pull back from their positions in and around Fallujah, while the Iraqi forces form a new cordon around it before moving into the city.
All I can say it lets wait in see. It show that the people on the ground can think outside the box.
The Weakness with the left: Anger
about the women's march in Washington this past week sums up the problem with the left. Without anger there is no movement. On the right there is anger, it has lead to the murder of doctors who perform abortions. But the majority aren't angry their stance is just part of their life. Look at the war in Iraq, there are no angry pro war protest just a basic popular understanding that was enough to get the majority of congress to vote for them. On the right you have a few rabid anti tax protestors, but the majority are just quiet hard working people who want to pay less in taxes.
When you look at the great progress of the 20th century I suspect most of it was from the quiet majority that wanted change the thousands who joined unions so they didn't have to work from can't see in the morning to can't see at night. Anger anger anger is the cry of the left, but in the end anger is self destructive and ineffective.