A report commissioned by the Office of Secretary of Defence...,
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no it isn't, it's just contradiction...,
robbing from the rich to...:
Cars stolen in the US used in car bombings in Iraq? You've gotta be Fing kidding me.
Couple other things to read regarding Iraq:
How did the number of Iraqi battalions capable of combat without U.S. support drop from three to one? Seems to me the numerous reports in the past two months regarding the refusal of the US to provision the tools that would allow Iraqi forces to operate indepedently of the US would be a significant factor.
Heard from a couple people about a Chicago Reader article from last week, and there it is: "How I Learned to Hate the War [pdf]", "an army interrogator's eight demoralizing months in Iraq".
Two days after the Iraqi Army's sweep, the American Army commander, Colonel Davis, and his Iraqi counterpart, a Colonel Yasser who did not give his first name, faced a crowd of 300 people angered by the house-to-house searches and summary detentions.
Colonel Davis delivered a blunter message. "We're not going anywhere," he told the murmuring crowd, adding that as long as there were attacks against Iraqi or American troops the house searches and roadblocks and bridge closings would continue.
"Some of you are concerned about the attack helicopters and mortar fire from the base," he said. "I will tell you this: those are the sounds of peace."
Plus: A rough estimate just ending (updated 10:06PM Central) reveals that I will hear more about Iraq in the first ten minutes of the Daily Show on Comedy Central than I will having CNN on all day.