Since the terrorists in Iraq have been knocking off American troops one by one for months now, it’s about time we struck back in a big way. And what better way to do it than by taking out 46 Saddam Hussein loyalists in the largest battle since the end of major combat operations in Iraq.
The Boston Globe reported that the Iraqi attack was very well orchestrated but was not much of a match for American forces, wounding only five U.S. soldiers.
“[F]orces surveying the dead found that many Iraqis were dressed in military uniforms believed to belong to Hussein’s most zealous fighters, the Fedayeen Saddam,” the Globe reported.
I’ve thought for some time that one of the more brilliant moves by the Iraqi military was to clean up and retreat into the cities as civilians. That way, targets for American forces would be hard to come by and they could resort to the use of terrorism, which has seemingly served well groups such as the Palestinians in swaying world opinion.
Luckily for us, the American people have stood largely behind operations in Iraq since the end of major combat, not giving incentive to the terrorists to continue their actions should they see support from home waning. The absolute worst thing to do would be to ship all our soldiers home, thereby leading terrorists to rightly believe that their actions can defeat us. Once they see that, the fight against terrorism is doomed.