Iraq Is Off To A Rollicking 2008 Start
Bomb attacks on Monday killed at least 16 people, including two Iraqi soldiers, in one of the most violent days in recent weeks even as Iraqi security forces stepped up their operations against insurgents across the country….
Monday’s violence highlighted the fragility of a weeks-long downturn in attacks in Iraq. American and Iraqi military officials have touted the recent lull as a success brought on by the recent surge of American forces, the recruitment of more than 100,000 Iraqi police officers and the 70,000 Sunni Arab security volunteers.
But earlier this week, General David H. Petraeus, the overall commander of United States forces in Iraq, characterized those security gains as “reversible.”
I know that when we anti-war Americans point these things out we’re accused of wishing for failure in Iraq. No, we are wishing for a foreign policy that protects the interests of the United States, not one which unnecessarily eats up resources, human and otherwise. This only means more suffering for American families and more uncertainty going forward. Where is the American leadership that is going to stand up, admit this was a big mistake, and work tirelessly to end this war?Click here for reuse options!
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