THE BUZZ OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIACOMMENTLINESOn Iraq and the war on terror:
Rather than talk about the successes in the war on terror today, the mainstream media pounded home the fact that the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500
To put this number in perspective, for all of 2005 there were about 2.9 million injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths
in the US, according to Car Accidents.com.
That number is higher than the total combined Iraqi and Coalition casualties since the start of the invasion.
It should be easy to pick which is more noble: dying in voluntary service of your country, or dying while driving to the Lil' Champ for smokes and a beer ... although I'm sure some folks would argue the merit of the latter.
Many Democrats and liberals scoff at the idea of global war on terror; they would rather believe that America's foreign policies are to blame for provoking violence. Imported terrorism in Iraq and homegrown terrorism in places like Canada, Thailand and Somalia fly in the face of denial.
Instead of riding the momentum to crush the terrorists following the death of Zarqawi, Democrats and liberals alike continue to call for the administration to pull America forces from the battle in Iraq.
The Zarqawi intelligence has led to 452 raids across Iraq, and violence has suddenly dipped in Baghdad.
The Zarqawi Safe-House Document
shows that everything the Democrats have said about the war on terror is wrong. No doubt some Dems will say the document is a forgery or use what it says to argue that the successes are further proof it is time to leave Iraq.
Many Democrats would rather blame Republicans for election year stunts when called upon to define their position; all the anti-war talk is on record.
Today, at least 40 bombs exploded in Thailand where the government has been battling a Muslim insurgency where more than 1,300 people have died since early 2004.On illegal aliens:
I hope the protesting illegals are happy now; they wanted Americans to hear their voices: we received the message loud and clear.
When ICE agents arrest 2,179 illegals, who really needs to waste effort on any new legislation? There's proof the laws already on the books actually work.Members of a team from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency attempt to gain entrance to an apartment building in search of a suspect during a sweep to capture illegal aliens with a criminal record in the Boston area, early Wednesday morning, June 14, 2006, in Everett, Mass. More than 2,100 illegal immigrants have been arrested since the nationwide raid began May 26.NEWSBYTES
IRAQ AND WAR ON TERROR
Text of al-Zarqawi Safe-House DocumentRead more.Post-al-Zarqawi Raids Kill 104 Insurgents
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American and Iraqi forces have carried out 452 raids since last week's killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and 104 insurgents were killed during those actions, the U.S. military said Thursday. Read more.Violence Dips in Baghdad Amid Security Crackdown
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Government forces fanned out across Baghdad on Wednesday, setting up checkpoints, frisking motorists and causing huge traffic jams on the first day of the largest security operation in Iraq's capital since Saddam Hussein's ouster three years agoDocuments: Al-Qaida Sought U.S.-Iran War
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A blueprint for trying to start a war between the United States and Iran was among a "huge treasure" of documents found in the hideout of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraqi officials said Thursday.Congress Launches Into New Iraq Debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House erupted in impassioned, election year debate over the Iraq war on Thursday, Republicans defending the conflict as key to winning the global struggle against terrorism while Democrats excoriated President Bush and his policies.Series of bombings hit Thai south
(BBC) -- At least 40 bombs have exploded in the south of Thailand, killing at least two person and injuring many others.Somalia Islamic militia target new town
MOGADISHU (Reuters) -- Islamic militia, who have seized control of the Somali capital and other key towns, advanced on the town of Baladwayne near Ethiopia in a bid to expand their authority, residents said. Read more from The Washington Post
.U.S., Afghan Forces Begin Large 'Thrust' Against Taliban Fighters
MUSA QALA, Afghanistan (AP) -- More than 10,000 Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces began a massive anti-Taliban operation across southern Afghanistan on Thursday, while a bomb killed seven people riding a bus to a coalition base for work.ILLEGAL ALIENS
ICE agents arrest 2,179 illegals
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