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WAR: No Talks Yet With Iraq Insurents???

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posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 06:17 PM
No talks have been held yet with Iraqi insurgents according to US Commander Gen. George Casey, which contradicts comments by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday. According to Casey the US wants to engage in talks with Sunni leaders first who claim they have leverage over the insurgency!
"We may start moving there, but the first thing we want to do is meet with Sunni leaders. And a lot of these folks claim they have leverage over the insurgents that we've yet to see realized, frankly," Casey said.

"Our leaders, down to the divisional and even brigade level, routinely meet with local and tribal leaders. We also continue to meet at the national level with senior Sunni leaders," Casey, standing alongside Rumsfeld, told Monday's Pentagon briefing.

"But, to characterize them as negotiations with insurgents about stopping the insurgency, we're not quite there yet," Casey added, saying they were discussions primarily aimed at bringing these Sunni leaders, and the people they represent, into the political process.

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Why did Rumsfeld say that the US were talking to insurgents on Sunday, then stand alongside Casey on Monday whilst he said they werent?

He's just contradicting everything he said!


posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 09:04 AM
So why did Rumsfeld blatently lie on national TV?

posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 10:29 AM
Another recent Rumsfeld public contradiction was with Cheney over the state of the insurgency in Iraq.

Cheney said that the insurgency was in it's last throes and that US troops would be out before tjhe end of this second Bush term.

Rumsfeld said he could still see US troops in Iraq 12 years from now.

Personally I believe Rumsfeld. It's just because he is such a bad politician because he never learnt when to lie. He's shown his penchant for straight unpopular talk many times in the past.

Cheney is a bit cooky.

He is quite willing to stand completely alone and continue to lie. Remember he is the only one who still believes there are WMD in Iraq and that Saddam was involved with 9/11.

Same with this. Talking to insurgents is the sensible way to proceed. Even if no deal can be reached atleast you get to understand your enemy better.

The trouble is talk is always associated with compromise or defeat.

posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 01:25 AM
Just more proof these necon fools are clueless and have no strategy at all. They are making all of this up as they go. We're witnessing a conspiracy of stupidty in the White House.

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