posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 07:20 PM
When I was rescued from terrorists in Baghdad by Iraqi forces, I thought this was proof positive that US policy in Iraq was working. American and
coalition forces were training the "new Iraqi army" and empowering its members to take control of their own destiny.
My captors were caught by Iraqis and tried in an Iraqi court in the room adjacent to where Saddam Hussein was being tried. My captors were found
guilty and are serving life terms in an Iraqi jail.
But things changed when Nouri al-Maliki was elected prime minister of Iraq with the decisive support of the terrorist-turned-politician Moqtada
al-Sadr. Sadr's Mahdi Army and the Shiite death squads are now running amok, killing Sunni citizens. Instead of inciting his flock against US and
coalition forces, Sadr joined the political process, and he and some of his supporters were elected to government.
In some ways this article backs up some of my opinions including the fact that people should be screened before they enter the local police and
military forces. while the article dosnt say that a political soloution to Iraq's problems is impossible the article hardly says anything that will
make me doubt my point of view.
If the government of Iraq had been build from the ground up rather then starting with the roof in the future the right quality of leaders would have
been available to lead Iraq.