A Bit of Good News

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Annie
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    I think it's notable when Reuters or AP finds anything positive to say and chooses not to bury it:

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N29348333.htm

     
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    For good measure:

    http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/06/26_iranian_backed_se.php

     
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    What ever happened to "We'll stand down as they stand up". Weren't we supposed to be training an iraqi army to take our place? I guess that hasn't worked out.

    I'm not suprised at this new news. John Murtha said two years ago, that nationalist iraqi militias would turn on al qaeda foreign fighters as soon as we withdrew. Those foreign fighters have been responsible for killing a lot of iraqis....and that tends to piss iraqis off.
     
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    You missed this?

     
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    You're right.

    After nearly 5 years of training, and God knows how many tens of billions of american taxpayer dollars, the Iraqi Army is functioning competently and capably.

    Time to withdraw, right? ;)
     
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    You are the poster child of the left. Congrats!
     
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    I merely suggested that the We'll Stand Down as they Stand Up policy hasn't work. Especially if we're relying now on militias who previously had been killing americans. Relying on these militias seems like a strategy borne of desparation. That whole thing with the Iraqi Army evidently hasn't worked out.

    I took your response to mean you disagreed with me....to suggest that the Iraqi Army was indeed coming up to speed finally after 5 years. Was that not what you were saying? ;)



     

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