Iraq’s National Security Adviser: Al-Qaida In “Pretty Bad Shape” And A Large Number Of American Troops Will Be Able To Leave This Year

The libs in the mainstream media have been trying to convince the public that all is lost in Iraq, that it has nothing to do with the war on terrorism, and that our troops will never be pulled out of there if Bush has his way. It doesn’t sound as if Iraq’s National Security Adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, seems to agree:

“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.”

(AP) Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie holds up a copy of a document purported to have…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.”

So according to al-Rubaie, a lot of troops will be leaving this year, most of them will be gone by next year, and they’ll no longer be needed for security purposes by 2008. Hasn’t this guy been listening to John Murtha and John Kerry? Doesn’t he know that the terrorists are unstoppable? Maybe he didn’t get the memo.

Also, isn’t it a bit ironic that you have liberals claiming that Iraq has nothing to do with the war on terror even though we’re fighting Al-Qaida and just killed Zarqawi? Moreover, Rubaie says they’re in, “pretty bad shape.” Doesn’t he read Michael Moore’s page? Doesn’t he know that they’re the good guys, they’re the Minutemen, and they’re completely invincible? Maybe Nancy Pelosi and Jimmy Carter can educate the man about his country and convince him that his optimism is misplaced.

On the other hand, I think al-Rubaie is exactly right. I think we will see a significant number of US troops pulling out of Iraq this year, a lot more next year, and US troops leaving the country or setting a permanent base, like we have in Japan or South Korea, in 2008. I also think Al-Qaeda is in a lot worse shape than we’ve been led to believe by the MSM and that as the Iraqi security forces start to become more powerful, you’ll see a lot less murder and havoc in Iraq.

We’ll see how things play out, but I suspect al-Rubaie and George Bush have a lot better handle on the situation than the Democrats and the media, and that will become more and more apparent in coming months, especially after we withdraw troops from Iraq because they’re no longer needed.

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