Monday, September 13, 2004

Iraq: "The Caravan Moves On"

The sad news that the American death toll in Iraq reached the 1,000 mark received much of the media's attention last week. As American, Iraqi, and coalition forces undertake offensive operations against both prongs of the jihadist enemy, Moqtada al-Sadr's Shia Mahdi Army in Baghdad and the Sunni Islamists in the north and west, it is important to keep in mind that this is not all that is going on in the country. Once again, Arthur Chrenkoff provides the details:

For the media, the past two weeks in Iraq have not been good: more hostages taken and executed, continuing sabotage of oil infrastructure, military clashes and terror attacks, and the U.S. death toll reaching 1,000. But a lot more has been happening in Iraq every day--the steady progress towards normality that does not make for snappy headlines and exciting news footage. The Arabs have an old saying: "The dogs bark, but the caravan is moving on." The Iraqi caravan is certainly on the move, and here are some of the stories you probably didn't hear amid all the barking.

The Caravan Moves On

Once again, I can't encourage you strongly enough to read the article for yourself. As painful as the loss of life in Iraq has been, we must remember all that our brave men and women in uniform have accomplished there so far, and all they can do if we let them finish the job.


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