U.S. and Iraqi Troops Strike at Al-Qaida; While Joe Biden and the Democratic U.S. Senate Shoot at Their Backs
Even as U.S. and Iraqi troops struck tremendous blows against Al-Qaida terrorists and other insurgents in battles over the weekend, they had to watch their rear for potshots from Delaware Senator, and Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden (pictured left) and the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.
AP reports that in various operations, U.S. and Iraqi forces killed some 60 Al-Qaida Iraq fighters, and took over 70 others prisoner. In addition, the U.S. military conducted a raid that nabbed 15 "rogue members of a Mahdi Army militia," which was being armed and trained to fight U.S. forces by the Iranian Islamic regime. [This is the same regime whose head, Mahmoud Ahmanedijad, was an invited guest of Columbia University this past week.]
"Coalition forces have dealt significant blows to Al-Qaida Iraq in recent months, including the recent killing of the Tunisian head of the foreign fighter network in Iraq and the blows struck in the past 24 hours," military spokesman Col. Steven Boylan told The Associated Press.
However, even as the U.S. troops and their Iraqi allies prevailed in battle with Al Qaida and Iranian-sponsored insurgents, they had to watch their backs for snipers from the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate. The Senate, let by Delaware Senator Joe Biden, passed a non-binding resolution calling for the sectioning of Iraq into three sectarian or ethnic territories, Kurd, Sunni and Shia. The resolution was sharply criticized by representatives of major poltical parties in both the Sunni and Shiite camps. The U.S. Embassy, in an unusual rebuke, said that the resolution would seriously hamper Iraq's future stability.
Way to go, Joe! That's responsibly promoting your Presidential ambitions.