Bill Roggio at The Long Journal reports about the news that two Saudi AQ operatives were killed in Mosul, Iraq at the end of February. These were two key figures in the AQ in Iraq movement, so it goes without saying that their demise is good news for coalition forces.
Make sure to read the full article. The joint effort between US and Iraqi security forces to root out AQ are reaping much-hoped for fruitful results, and once again our hats are off to the fine work that our military is undertaking in Iraq in concert with the growing numbers of well-trained Iraqi forces.
Don Surber writes about more recent good news out of Iraq.
In related Iraq news that is not so encouraging, the Islamofascist “leader” of Iran visited Baghdad this weekend, and look at how al-Reuters played up his visit in their opening paragraph:
BAGHDAD, March 2 (Reuters) – Pomp and ceremony greeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his arrival in Iraq on Sunday, the fanfare a stark contrast to the rushed and secretive visits of his bitter rival U.S. President George W. Bush.
Ahmadinejad held hands with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani as they walked down a red carpet to the tune of their countries’ national anthems, his visit the first by an Iranian president since the two neighbours fought a ruinous war in the 1980s.
His warm reception, in which he was hugged and kissed by Iraqi officials and presented with flowers by children, was Iraq’s first full state welcome for any leader since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
His visit not only marks the cementing in ties between the neighbours, both run by Shi’ite majorities, but is seen as a show of support for the Iraqi government and an act of defiance against Iran’s longtime enemy, the United States, which has over 150,000 troops Iraq.
A line of senior Iraqi political leaders welcomed Ahmadinejad when he arrived at Talabani’s palatial home.
His visit was also protested by over a hundred Iraqis. President Bush told the media this weekend that the Iraqi government should use this opportunity to press Ahmeanie to stop supplying arms to the ‘insurgency’ that aid in killing Iraqis as well as US and coalition forces.
Lastly, the question on everyone’s mind is: When did the UN and IAEA become shills for the Bush administration? The sarcasm is appropriate, once you the WaPo piece, which notes that – once again – Iran is not being honest about its nuclear activities and ambitions, something the controversial NIE report – released in December – said as well, if you read between the lines.