posted on Apr, 22 2004 @ 10:26 AM
Following the attacks in southern Iraq which killed 68 people, Maj Gen Martin Dempsey stated that 10% of the Iraqi security force actively worked
against the coalition forces and another 40% walked off the job.
Gen Dempsey, commander of the US army's 1st Armored Division, told media executives in an interview that he believed popular support for the
coalition among Iraqis remained high, though it could not be taken for granted.
But he acknowledged that one in every 10 of the Iraqi security forces trained by the coalition ended up working against the US-led forces.
How high can popular support for the coalition be, if 50% of the men we have trained and armed, to protect against rebels and "insurgents", have
abandoned their posts or worked to sabotage the US led military's missions from the inside? Half of the Iraqi police force is not an insignificant
I wonder if they were "intimidated" like the military is claiming, or if they just didn't want to fight against their own people, who have now
joined the "insurgency".
I often think about how we might react if the shoe were on the other foot.
[Edited on 22-4-2004 by SkepticOverlord]