American Troops Will Hand Over Anbar to Iraqi Forces

Another success the leftist MSM refuses to emphasize:

The US military is to hand over security control of the former Sunni insurgent bastion of Anbar province to Iraqi forces in the next 10 days, a US military spokesman announced on Monday.

“The handover of Anbar is expected to take place in the next 10 days,” Lieutenant David Russell told AFP, declining to provide an exact date.

Anbar would be the tenth of Iraq’s 18 provinces to be handed back to Iraqi forces by the US-led coalition amid a push to transfer security control of the entire country back to Baghdad.

Anbar province in western Iraq, the country’s largest, was the epicentre of a brutal Sunni Arab-led fight against the US military after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.

In the early years of the insurgency, US forces fought raging battles in the province, especially in the capital Ramadi and the nearby city of Fallujah.

Fallujah became the symbol of the ultra-violent insurgency before it was virtually razed to the ground in November 2004 by a US military assault launched to seize control of the city.

……The violence in the country’s largest province started ebbing in late 2006 when local Sunni tribes, weary of Al-Qaeda’s religious extremism and brutal methods, switched allegiance and formed a local group to fight them.

Since then Anbar has been hailed as a symbol of stability.


In spite of all the success and progress reported by boots-on-the-ground journalists like Michael Yon and Bill Roggio, the MSM continues to spin their defeatist bullshit because anything else would violate their agenda. In their myopic view, the American military hasn’t done anything good since WWII, and even over that, there’s detractors.

When victory is officially declared and all the troops are home, the MSM will do what it always does with ‘disagreeable’ history: revise.

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