Finally, we're taking the terrorist problem in Iraq seriously. First the rat's nest in Fallujah has been pacified, and now the rest of the Sunni Triangle.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — About 5,000 U.S. Marines, British troops and Iraqi commandos launched a new offensive Tuesday called Operation Plymouth Rock in an effort to quash enemy forces in terror hotbeds south of Baghdad.
The operation kicked off with early morning raids in the town of Jabella (search) in Babil province, netting 32 suspected insurgents, the U.S. military said in a statement. U.S. and Iraqi forces were conducting house-to-house searches and vehicle checkpoints. Jabella is 50 miles south of Baghdad.
In other joint raids conducted in Iskandariyah and Latifiyah, another 45 suspected terrorists were arrested, said Iraqi police Capt. Hadi Hatif.
The new offensive was the third large-scale military assault this month aimed at suppressing Iraq's persistent insurgency ahead of crucial elections set for Jan. 30. Much of the focus this far has been in the Sunni Triangle city of Fallujah.
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We've let this terrorist problem fester for way too long, and it is high time that we let the military go in their and do what they were sent there to do: Liberate Iraq, and clean out all those who would prefer to re-instate tyranny and terror over those who desire Liberty.
My thoughts and prayers are with the troops of the coalition as they carry out this very dangerous mission. I have no doubt that they will succeed; it is the price they are asked to pay that I fear.