The fighting continues in occupied Iraq. The New York Times reports U.S. and Iraqis battle militias to end attacks. How’s that for an ironic headline? “American and Iraqi troops sought to control neighborhoods used by Shiite militias to fire rockets and mortars into the nearby Green Zone. But the operation failed to stop the attacks…” No! In a conflict where every one person killed creates ten more people who hate you, how does the Bush administration believe they can stop the attacks by killing more people? The only way for this strategy to work is for genocide.
“Altogether, at least three American soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in attacks in Baghdad on Sunday, and at least 20 Iraqis were killed, mostly in Sadr City.” Okay, so by my calculation (20 * 10), the Bush administration created 200 more people who are now even more angry with the U.S. But don’t let the sentiment in Iraq or the United States stop you George. “The immediate concern of the American forces was more tactical: trying to shut down the mortar and rocket attacks that have become a daily problem for the Green Zone.” Of course, if you remove the targets (i.e. Americans and the puppet government) from the Green Zone, you could also stop the attacks.
“Over the past week, Mr. Maliki has also been trying to recoup the political damage he sustained when his American-supported military assault in Basra met with intense resistance from militias.” South Vietnam?
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