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The US Army cannot control anyplace where their troops are not. The Iraqi Army is useless and inefficent. More importantly, they have no one to fight for. There is only the thinnest of reasons, a paycheck, to continue fighting.
The recent car bomb offensive, capped by the murder of 90 people yesterday, when a bomber walked up to a tanker and blew himself up, triggering a fireball, only proves that the US cannot defend Iraqis. And Iraqis cannot defend themselves.
The tempo and pace of operations is shifting the balance from the US to the resistance. By turning US claims of having cleared the capital, it exposes their continued failures at even basic security and turns Bush into a liar once again.
Garry Trudeau has taken to calling this Rummyworld.
I think he is dead on.
posted by Steve @ 12:21:00 AM