Pelosi, Murtha In Iraq

From Al Reuters Friday

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken critic of U.S. President George Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Friday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.

A U.S. embassy official said Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, had arrived in Iraq at the head of a six-member congressional delegation for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. officials but did not plan any public appearances.

The delegation includes John Murtha, a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, who has also been vocal in his criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the war.

Most of the article is a regurgitation of the Democrats opposition to the surge, which, I suppose, is somehow different from the Democrats opposition to the Operation Iraqi Freedom, deposing Saddam, the war on terror, and every other policy and word President Bush has uttered. That vote to authorize Operation Iraqi Freedom? You aren't suppose to ask question like that.

And to bring John "redeploy to Okinawa" Murtha is a slap in the face to the troops serving in Iraq.

Anyhow, who wants to lay a bet that Pelosi and Murtha, along with the other Critters, come back with absolutely nothing good to say about what is happening in Iraq? Sure, there are issues. There are issues in cities like Camden, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., too. Maybe not homicide bombings, but, consider, 16,692 people were murdered in the United States in 2005. Despite that, there was progress made with the economy and many other aspects of US home life. Just like is happening in Iraq. Such as

AL JAMIAH, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2007 — Iraqi citizens stood in line holding their numbered tickets, and children trudged barefoot through the cold, ankle-deep mud anticipating a chance to be seen by U.S. and Iraqi doctors.

They were waiting for members of 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, who rode to the nearby town of Al Jamiah to conduct a medical day-clinic Jan. 15.

The clinic was a pre-cursor to the medical facility’s projected grand opening in a few months. “The ultimate goal is to get this to be a fully-functioning clinic,” said Capt. Andrew T. Short, battery commander for the 2-82 FA.

And, for the liberal naysayers, no, the clinic was not destroyed by the US and Coalition forces

Al Jamiah does not have a clinic, or any facility in which its residents can receive medical assistance. Most small towns have a clinic, but they fight to stay open because the people do not trust government-run establishments, and they are often unable to pay for medical services. It is the Army’s intent to empower the local Iraqi doctors, and help them gain the citizen’s trust through these kinds of missions, Short said.

That sure sounds like good news and progress to me. How about you?

A quick update: apprently, Pelosi and company found out all they need to know in a matter of hours in Iraq, since she has apparently just arrived in Pakistan.

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