Thursday, January 31, 2008

Iraq -- The Mosul Offensive

From The Long War Journal:

Just over one year after the surge officially began Coalition and Iraqi forces continue to pursue al Qaeda in Iraq. After al Qaeda has been driven from its havens in Baghdad and the surrounding belts regions, and most recently in Diyala, the city of Mosul has emerged as the latest battleground.

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My Comment: A side of me likes to believe that this is the end of Al Qaeda in Iraq, but I know that realistically this is not the case. Al Qaeda is weaker .... yes .... but as a force spent it is not. Al Qaeda, or its offshoots, will always be around. The best thing that we can hope for is that as a spent force it is diminished, and maybe over time it will be gone.

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