You Were Saying, General ....?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

You Were Saying, General ....?

"I’d say the (Iraqi) insurgents’ future is absolutely bleak."

General Richard Myers, Feb. 16, 2005

And I'd say you were full of shit when you said that, General. And you probably knew you were when you said it. News reports from this morning provide yet more evidence .....
Bomber wearing Iraqi army uniform kills 3

BAGHDAD, Iraq - (AP) - A suicide bomber wearing an Iraqi army uniform blew himself up Saturday on an Iraqi military base in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, killing at least three Iraqi officers, officials said.

The dead included a lieutenant colonel, a major and a lieutenant .... The bomber targeted a group of Iraqi army recruits who had just finished their training and were being dispatched to another area of Iraq ...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Iraqis cheer at down British copter in Basra

BASRA, Iraq - (AP) - A British military helicopter crashed in the southern city of Basra on Saturday, and a crowd of Iraqis cheered and threw stones at British forces who raced to the scene to seal off the area.

Police Capt. Mushtaq Khazim said the helicopter crashed into a two-story house in a residential area of the city, apparently after being hit by a missile or a rocket. He said the four-member crew had died ...

As British forces and armored vehicles arrived at the scene, some people in the crowd threw stones, jumped up and down and raised their fists. The chaotic scene was widely shown on state-run al-Iraqiya TV.
If this is what's happening outside the Sunni triangle, it suggests that insurgent forces are able to operate throughout the country -- contrary to Gen. Myers reassuring words.

0 comments in You Were Saying, General ....?

Post a Comment

You Were Saying, General ....? | Demagogue Copyright © 2010