Yesterday, I posted about Ralph Peters’ column in which he debunks the whoppers thats Democrats have told about Iraq. Gateway Pundit just posted the YouTube of Col. Peters’ appearance on last night’s Geraldo At-Large. It’s simply the best anti-Reid/Pelosi refutation known to mankind. Here’s a partial transcript of Peters:

I think it’s easy to get wrapped up with details but this isn’t one or two little things going right. for the last eighteen months, the positive trendlines have been overwhelmingly positive. The Iraqi military has been doing a remarkably good job. Even last year, the Iraqi parliament passed more pieces of major legislation than the U.S. Congress. Our troops can now focus on killing the remnants of al-Qaeda, killing the key Shia militia leaders and Iranian special groups. Every major city in Iraq is now in the hands of Iraqi security forces, backed by the U.S. forces. And on top of all this, Geraldo, al-Qaeda suffered a collosal strategic defeat by declaring Iraq their central front, then having Sunni Arabs turn on them by the millions. al-Qaeda is a broken organization, not defanged entirely, but broken. These are big stories and I can tell you, Geraldo, that at the New York Post, that we found that people do want to hear positive things about our troops. They do want the news from Iraq and the last thing I’ll say of this is that I’ll say of this is that if in the Year of Our Lord 2014, that if Iraq is a perfect, peaceful democracy, better than Iowa, the NY Times will run an article above the fold, shoplifter arrested in Sadr City, surge failed.

Last week, I quoted Charles Krauthmamer as saying that Democrats were the “Party of 2 years ago.” I also said that the 110th Congress isn’t just a do-nothing congress but that it’s a No Solutions Congress, too.

Now we can add that they’re the clueless Congress, too. Thankfully, we now have a strong, credible voice who’s willing to speak out on Iraq’s successes.

What’s great is that Obama can’t argue with Col. Peters’ military knowledge because Peters has actually been to Iraq several times since the surge began. Pelosi and Reid can’t argue with Peters’ political knowledge because it’s a well-documented fact that the 110th Congress doesn’t have a signature achievement it can point to. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Parliament has passed major legislation. That’s quite a contrast.

It’s time we demanded serious politicians that were solely interested in decisionmaking based on facts, not propaganda. We can do something about the politicians part of things this November.

It’s time we demanded reporters that are solely interested in reporting the facts, not their political agenda. Thankfully, Col. Peters is already on that job.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

6 Responses to “Safer Now? Safer Then? Part II”

  • Walter hanson says:

    You know Gary one of the points that the Democrats make is that the Iraqi government hasn’t made enough progress. Let me describe a country:

    In a very important decade of their history they were created in the 3 year after a war.

    For four years 3-7 they struggled with a government that wasn’t working.

    In year seven of the decade the representatives of the thirteen provinces (that’s what Iraq has is provinces) to try to change the government for a better.

    Over the next two years 7+8 there were debates in the thirteen provinces to see if they should adopt their changes.

    In year 9 this second version of government started and finally got the country’s act together.

    I wonder what Democrats will think of this country that didn’t have it’s act together unlike Iraq which had to deal with tereorism from countries like Iran.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • TwoPuttTommy says:

    ***It’s time we demanded reporters that are solely interested in reporting the facts, not their political agenda.***

    You want to disband Faux News??!? What kind of rightwingnut are you, Gary?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Who would’ve thunk it? A liberal who hates Fox. I’m stunned.

  • Walter Hanson says:

    Gary I think you know what country and the decade I described are. Looks like nobody else figured it out.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • walter hanson says:

    Just curious does anybody realize that the country I described in post number one was the united states of america? The years are 1783-1789. Keep in mind every statement is true. yet the Democrats are saying Iraq is a failure because Iraq doesn’t have their act together. If the United States with no terrorists needed at least six years shouldn’t iraq get at least six years?

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Gary Gross says:

    Walt, It was painfully obvious to me. I won’t speak for others.

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