Thursday, February 01, 2007


We have met the enemy...

... and it may well be our pals in Iraq.

Two Senior Iraqi Generals Eyed in Brazen Attack on U.S. Soldiers
Thursday, February 01, 2007

Several Iraqis have been detained for questioning in the ongoing investigation of at least two senior Iraqi generals suspected of involvement in an insurgent attack that killed five American soldiers on Jan. 20, U.S. officials told FOX News on Thursday.

The attack occurred at a provincial government security compound in Karbala where the Americans were meeting with local Iraqi security officers. Gunmen stormed the facility dressed like American soldiers and driving SUVs, military officials in Iraq said.

The Pentagon has called this a sophisticated and troubling assault and much more orchestrated than the usual attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces. Because of that, military officials say they have strong suspicions that the Iranian government or elements of it may have been involved. Four of the five American soldiers were abducted before being shot execution style.
Why we're feeling the need to introduce a middle man when we've reliably been able to function as our own worst enemy over the past five years is quite beyond me.

Our four-year-long failure to provide basic security and services has led to a level of chaos and resurgent sectarianism that no mere surge can suppress. Gen. Petraeus is as capable a human being as exists on this planet, but he doesn't have magic powers.

Nothing would be better than for me to be proven wrong, but there is no reason beyond wishing and hoping to believe that we're about to turn the metaphorical corner in Iraq.

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