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“It’s hard work, because we face an enemy that will kill innocent people in
order to achieve an objective, and their objective is to drive us out of Iraq so
they can have safe haven from which to launch attacks against modern Muslim
nations, so they can spread their ideology of hate,”
“Increasing electricity in Baghdad is not the kind of thing that tends to get on
the news, or small business formation,... new schools or new hospitals,” he said.
“That’s something I have to deal with in order to make it clear to the American
people that the sacrifice of those famies is worth it. We are Winning!"
Originally posted by DgTempe
Its a bitersweet story with a twist of lemon, please. Its very noble and good everything our soldiers have accomplished. I support the troops, however i do not support the man behind the troops. If it weren't for our invasion into said land, many of those children and families who perished would be around...We're repairing what we destroyed. As well we should. And may i ad we're a little late?
Originally posted by Muaddib
Some people will never accept the good things happening over there nomatter what. They have it in their minds that they must use this as their case for bashing and blaming the present administration, and they will never relent from that goal.
Originally posted by whaaa
And some people worship the present administration so much that their ideology will not allow them to see that mistakes have been made in both planning and execution and it is nothing more than a money pit to enrich the elite and has precious little to do with bringing "freedom" to the Iraqi people.
The truth is always about who profits.
Originally posted by Odium
A well trained, decent Police Force would be protecting the people from what happened today as people were dragged from their car and shot.
Dozens die as sectarian attacks escalate in Iraq
Iraq moved further towards all out sectarian civil war yesterday after Shia gunmen attacked a Sunni district in Baghdad, killing at least 42 people. Many were dragged from their cars at two fake police checkpoints and shot dead.
Saad Jawad Kadhim al-Azzawi, the Shia owner of a supermarket, said he saw heavily armed men drag four people out of a car, blindfold them and make them stand by while they forced five other men out of a minivan. "After 10 minutes," he said, "the gunmen took the nine people to a place a few metres away and opened fire on them."
The slaughter of people with the "wrong" identity cards in the heart of the Iraqi capital has not happened on this scale before, and marks a serious escalation in sectarian hatred. Tit-for-tat mass killings are now commonplace. In an act of retaliation for the massacre of Sunnis in Jihad district, two car bombs exploded near a Shia mosque in the evening, killing 17 people and wounding 45.
Police Abuses in Iraq Detailed
Confidential documents cover more than 400 investigations. Brutality, bribery and cooperation with militia fighters are common, a report says.
Brutality and corruption are rampant in Iraq's police force, with abuses including the rape of female prisoners, the release of terrorism suspects in exchange for bribes, assassinations of police officers and participation in insurgent bombings, according to confidential Iraqi government documents detailing more than 400 police corruption investigations.
Officers also have beaten prisoners to death, been involved in kidnapping rings, sold thousands of stolen and forged Iraqi passports and passed along vital information to insurgents, the Iraqi documents allege.
The alleged offenses span dozens of police units and hundreds of officers, including beat cops, generals and police chiefs. Officers were punished in some instances, but the vast majority of cases are either under investigation or were dropped because of lack of evidence or witness testimony.