Thursday, August 16, 2007

Blogging The Surge







AL-OWESAT— A group of concerned citizens recently found a weapons cache along the Euphrates River and later brought it to coalition forces.

Soldiers of Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., were at Iraqi Army Patrol Base Samir, near the village of al-Taqa, when a group of local citizens brought the cache to them.

The cache contained 220 pounds of homemade explosives, seven 155 mm rounds, seven 120 mm rounds, 12 14.5 mm heavy machine-gun rounds, two steel-pipe directional charges packed with homemade explosive, 60 57mm mortar fuses, one 82 mm mortar tube, three homemade hand grenades, nine rocket-propelled grenades, two 88 mm rocket fuses and nearly 1,300 feet of detonation cord.
Operations in Iraq

A weekly update by Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman, Aug. 15, 2007.

Skip to slide #6 to see the progress in dismantling al-queda. I'd like to know the Reid & Pelosi response to this particular slide.....

**crickets chirping**


BillT discusses the idea of force reduction in secure areas could easily become the straw man the left will attack to press the agenda of defeat in Iraq.

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