The self annointed "Queen" of The House of Representatives is back on her "hobby horse" again. Yesterday while being interviewed by "chicken little" Wolf Blitzer, she said that the Iraq war is a total failure and the "surge" has failed. The media is reporting that she had this to say: "Pelosi (D-Calif.) said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush’s troop surge has “not produced the desired effect.” Ms. Pelosi’s comment came during a discussion of her call for “the redeployment of our troops out of Iraq.” I assume she feels that the British handing over the security control of Basra to the Iraqi's is one of the "failures" to which she is referring.
Apparently the leaders of alQaeda in Anbar province don't share this egomaniacs feelings about the "surge"! Martin Fletcher of the London Times had this quote from one of two letters discovered that were written last November by al Qaeda leader Abu-Tarig to another leader in Balad, north of Baghdad.
“I am Abu-Tariq, emir of the al-Layin and al-Mashahdah sector,” the author begins. He goes on to describe how his force of 600 shrank to fewer than 20.  “We were mistreated, cheated and betrayed by some of our brothers,” he says. “Those people were nothing but hypocrites, liars and traitors and were waiting for the right moment to switch sides with whoever pays them most.” In a later part of the 16 page document he said this:
"This created weakness and psychological defeat. This also created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight. The morale of the fighters went down. There was a total collapse in the security structure of the organization.” The emir complained that the supply of foreign fighters had dwindled and that they found it increasingly hard to operate inside Iraq because they could not blend in. Foreign suicide bombers determined to kill “not less than 20 or 30 infidels” grew disillusioned because they were kept hanging about and only given small operations. Some gave up and went home.
Apparently Ms.Pelosi feels she has to beat the "defeatest war drum" to help deflect the fact that the Democrat party is in the middle of a "cat fight" between the Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign cadre that could possibly split the party in half.
Apparently she doesn't comprehend the fact that the voting public trusts her and her Congressional conspirators less than they do the President according to the latest polls. Nor does she apparently read the intelligence reports from Iraq that are available to her as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Perhaps she just chooses to ignore them as do her Leftist co-horts and " fellow travelers " in the Media!
The the words above are not from al-Qaeda's enemies, but of one of its own leaders in Anbar province — once the group's stronghold. They were set down last summer in a letter seized during a US raid on an al-Qaeda base near Samarra in November".