The UK's Guardian manages to snatch a defeatist headline from the jaws of a true victory. The arhabi threw everything that they had at the local Iraqi Security Forces in our sister Battalion's sector, in one of the largest coordinated attacks that we have seen since we got here. They failed. We had a few patrols nearby that jumped in just to help out, and they caught the bad guys with their pants down, big time. Read the article. LTC Funk is right. I'm sure any reporter can find someone to complain after the shooting stops. Once again, they also fail to report that a nearby mosque was used as the primary command and control center as well as weapons cache for the terrorists. They even fired on our men from inside the mosque before trying to run away. Our guys did great that morning. So did the Iraqis. The arhabi put together about the biggest operation that they could muster and got their butts kicked. There were a few follow up IED's and such in our sector, but other than the tragic loss of Dup, things have quieted down again. We remain on offense and our sister battalion has been pulling a lot of guys out of closets where they have hidden unsuccesfully hoping to fight another day. I think their only fighting will be done in the chow hall of an Iraqi prison. Here's another good one that only headlined for about 5 minutes.