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No Wonder Iraqi Military And Police Aren’t Ready

Posted by bosskitty on July 14, 2007

US Papers Friday: President a Defiant Decider

Bush sees Iraq as half-full; Iraqi Army loses ground; House votes to bug out

Today’s front pages were dominated by the tussle between President George W. Bush, the declared decider, and Congress, the would-be inhibiter.

U.S. kills six Iraqi policemen in Baghdad raid

By Alister Bull Reuters Saturday, July 14, 2007; 8:20 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. soldiers killed at least 13 people including six Iraqi policemen after coming under fire from a police checkpoint in Baghdad on Friday, the U.S. military said.

An Iraqi reporter working for The New York Times was also shot dead on his way to work in Baghdad, the newspaper said, a day after two Reuters employees were killed during an incident involving U.S. forces in the city.

Iraqi Military’s Readiness Slips

Report Says That Since January, Fewer Units Can Operate Independently

By Karen DeYoung Washington Post Friday, July 13, 2007; Page A04

Despite stepped-up training, the readiness of the Iraqi military to operate independently of U.S. forces has decreased since President Bush‘s new strategy was launched in January, according to the White House progress report released yesterday.

The Pentagon refused yesterday to elaborate on the “slight reduction” in independent Iraqi units. Any information about the number, size or designation of such units is “in the classified realm,” said a spokesman, Lt. Col. Mark Ballesteros.

Bush and Cheney ARE the Axis of Evil pounding lie upon lie about Iraq! We ARE the obstacle to Iraq’s readiness. Our continued presence IS the irritant that aggravates the civil war inside Iraq. The continually mounting collateral casualties among those who are supposed to replace our soldiers has erased our credibility.

As much as our military tries to discriminate between good guy & bad guy, “they all look alike” and if you can tell who is who “kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out”. Some of these casualties are family of Iraqi Army and Police.

The policy of ‘kill multiple innocents to get one or two terrorists’ has backfired in both Afghanistan and Iraq!




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