24 March 2008
4,000 Americans are now very dead in Iraq
The Iraqis have now managed to cull 4,000 Americans.
It seems like only yesterday when the figure reached 2,000, but that was back in November 2005. The 3,000 figure was reached at the end of December 2006 and now yet another milestone has been reached.
I must admit to a sneaking admiration for the Iraqi fighters. There they are, equipped with little more than home made bombs, and still they keep on culling this scum that occupies their land.
It is quite likely that some webmong will roll up and argue that because it took the Iraqis 15 months to cull the latest 1,000, this means that the war is winding down, or something. Actually what it means is that the Americans are hunkered down and not doing very much and the Iraqis are playing a long game.
Time is on Iraq's side. All they have to do is keep on culling and eventually the Americans will call it a day. Is America up for another five years of war? How about 50?
All the Iraqis have to do is outlast their enemies and victory is theirs.