Today November 22nd 2008 shall be known as Victory in Iraq Day or VI day.

By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.

What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It’s not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That’s really not gonna happen. A declaration of victory by the media? Please. Don’t make me laugh. A concession of surrender by what few remaining insurgents remain in hiding? Forget about it.

The moment has come to acknowledge the obvious. To overtly declare a fact that has already been true for quite some time now. Let me repeat:


As I posted in a previous post, Micheal Yon has stated that there is nothing really going on over there, and you can see for yourself in this movie the changes that have occurred since the surge.

This chart shows Military Deaths by month, these are the lowest levels yet, and in October of the 14 casualties only 7 were from combat, the rest are accidents or out of theater deaths. Twice as many people were shot and killed in the city of Chicago during the same time periods.


So why is there still troops in Iraq if we won?

Wars may be won but postwar occupations generally don’t end crisply and cleanly like that. Troops often stay around to rebuild or to maintain the peace for years, even decades. Hell, the United States still has several military bases and many troops “occupying” Japan and Germany who have been there continuously since the end of World War II in 1945. We have two major Air Bases in Korea leftover from the Korean War. The Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba is a remnant of the Spanish-American War and has been there for over a century; the U.S. military also “occupied” the Philippines at Subic Bay for nearly a hundred years as a result of the Spanish-American War. More recently we continue to have a presence in Bosnia at Tuzla Air Base as a consequence of our role in the Bosnian War of the 1990s. What all this means is that it is standard practice in the aftermath of nearly every overseas war in which the U.S. participates for us to keep some troops there on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.

A common mis-perception of warfare is that when a war is “won,” all fighting immediately stops, and that all members of the losing side passively lay down their arms and surrender. While that does happen on occasion, much more frequently the fighting continues as a low-level guerrilla war or insurgency for years afterwards by the diminishing die-hard loyalists of the losing side. Even wars with crushing conclusive victories and official declarations of surrender saw continued fighting long after those wars were officially “over.” After World War II, which was won as conclusively as any war was ever won, some Germans refused to acknowledge defeat and continued to operate as guerrilla assassins and saboteurs. Anti-Semitic massacres in Europe continued into 1946 long after the Nazis had been defeated. In the Pacific Theater, Japanese “holdouts” on various islands kept up their battle posts against the Americans for years and years after Japan surrendered, some well into the 1970s. After the American Civil War ended in 1865, several pro-slavery guerrilla terrorist organizations and groups of individuals not actually declared war on anyone since 1942.) continued fighting against the Union for more than a decade. The same is true of many other wars. It especially happens in modern “police actions” (such as the Iraq War) which have no actual formal “Declaration of War” and thus no official moment of surrender or ending point. (Remember that the United States

So, just because there are still occasional suicide bombings (which are becoming rarer and rarer with every passing month) and occasional sniper attacks or IED explosions (also becoming increasingly rare), that doesn’t indicate that “the war is still being fought.” It just means that there are a handful of die-hard extremists who refuse to give up — which is exactly what happens after most wars. The last remaining pro-Saddam, pro-jihad or pro-Iran holdouts in Iraq are no different than any other post-war holdouts, and just because there are still a few left doesn’t mean that the war is still happening, any more than the existence of the Japanese holdouts meant that WWII continued after 1945. Wars end, whether or not every single extremist or die-hard acknowledges it and lays down his weapons.

Bob Unruh from WorldNetDaily writes:

A case that challenges President-elect Barack Obama’s name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship has been scheduled for a “conference” at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review. This case is set for a conference Dec. 5, just 10 days before the Electoral College is scheduled to meet to make formal the election of Obama as the nation’s next president.

The Supreme Court’s website listed the date for the case brought by Leo C. Donofrio against Nina Wells, the secretary of state in New Jersey, over not only Obama’s name on the 2008 election ballot but those of two others, Sen. John McCain and Roger Calero.

We will see in a few weeks what will come of it.  Remember there is still Berg’s case and Keyes’s case that will still be in the works.


Celebrate Saturday Nov. 22, 2008 as Victory in Iraq Day.  We won and even more importantly the Iraqi’s Won.

Most likely no public figure will come out and say it to the nation, so its our job as bloggers to do it.

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MN Senate Race

I can’t say it much better, so go check out this post from RedState.

The Obama Secrecy

There are so many questions that have yet to be answered by President-Elect Barack Obama or his staff.  What are on these documents that are so bad that they must be sealed and not released?  Does it show connections with other people that will shed light negatively on the President-Elect?  Does it show him not to be eligible for office?

It only makes me think Obama is trying to hide something by not releasing his medical history, college transcripts and college papers, and his actual birth certificate to the public.

Not Released

  • Occidental College Records
  • Harvard University Records
  • University of Chicago Records


As many as fifteen states have heard cases relating to Obama’s citizenship, but now with Keyes adding his name to the list of people who want to know the truth, he may just have enough standing to see this all the way through.  Since he was on the ballot and lost to Obama he would have enough standing since if he is not a citizen of this country or not able to hold office, Keyes could have possibly (although unlikely) lost because of it.

What ever happens to Berg’s Case?

On September 29th of this year a Federal District Court in Pennsylvania ruled that the Democratic Nominee for President Barack Obama had 72 hours to turn over a copy of his long form “vault” birth certificate to long time Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, Philip Berg. In the DNC’s motion to dismiss they argued Mr. Berg had no “standing” upon which to bring his lawsuit and therefore the Federal Court should dismiss it.

The court refused to accept the DNC’s and Mr. Obama’s argument instead issuing a ruling that gave numerous statutes and case law which, in the court’s judgment, gave Mr. Berg standing. One such case was the 1998 Supreme Court case of FEC v. Akins. In this case the United States Supreme Court held that Akins, et.al. acting as voters had standing to challenge the FEC for information under the FECA, Fair Election Campaign Act. The court so eloquently held that “the injury pertaining to voting, the most basic of political rights, is sufficiently concrete.” For a petitioner to have standing the injury, in the eyes of a court, must be sufficiently concrete as to merit a case or controversy. In the case of Akins, et.al. the court sided with the voters.

Although the Pennsylvania court sided with Mr. Berg it wasn’t 30 days later, when on October 24, 2008 this same court reversed its own ruling by dismissing Berg’s lawsuit for lack of standing. A careful examination of the court record reveals no introduction of evidence, testimony or affidavits from either Mr. Obama or the DNC. One must wonder aloud what the reasoning was for the court’s reversal of its earlier position.

Berg told LifeSiteNews.com that more court activity across America calling for the withholding of electoral votes until the matter is settled, like Keyes’ petition, is likely.

Berg says he is very optimistic about his pending case, and says he is certain the Supreme Court will not be able to ignore the issue.  “Our government is based on the U.S. Constitution, we’re asking for the enforcement of certain terms here that are very basic,” he said.

“I think this is the biggest hoax perpetrated upon the American public in the history of our country, and I really think certain people should end up going to jail,” Berg added.

Berg warned that, if Obama truly is ineligible, and nonetheless inaugurated, there would be “a real constitutional crisis.

“We’d have a nightmare on our hands,” he said.

The Big three are asking us Taxpayers to bail out workers that make considerably more then the national average. See previous post, maybe Romney has a good idea.

UAW workers earn $75 an hour in wages and benefits–almost triple the earnings of the average private sector worker. Detroit autoworkers have substantially more health, retirement, and paid time off benefits than most Americans. These benefits, and a JOBS bank that pays UAW workers nearly full wages to not work, have been a major force driving the Detroit automakers’ current fiscal woes. Consequently, Congress should not force all Americans to pay for high wages and benefits for UAW workers.