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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:26 PM
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Iraqi cop academy to shut despite surge in violence
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to shut down a highly successful Iraqi police academy in Jordan even as security in Iraq worsens, the Daily News has learned.
The Jordan International Police Training Center near Amman will stop training Iraqi police recruits this year, having already graduated 40,000 cops from its eight-week course since 2004, U.S. officials confirmed.

"The word we have is that JIPTC completes its mission on Dec. 31, and we are proceeding on that basis," said academy spokesman Iver Peterson.

President Bush has said American troops can come home from Iraq when Iraqi forces can secure their own country.

More of this brilliant strategy at:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/v-pfriendly/s...
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:29 PM
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1. bush's plan - American troops can come home when they die !!!
"Conservatives" should be so fucking proud, especially the cowardly chickenhawks who have never served and who have made the decision they never will. Hell let someone else die for me.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:54 PM
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8. BOSSHOG this is the same mentality that Bremmer used
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 01:54 PM by MadMaddie
to dismantle the Iraqi Army and Police Force....this is a crime....By closing this facility ensures that our military will not be able to withdraw.....
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:40 PM
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2. So how are they going to be trained?
Are there other academies open still? Seems there must be some way to train large numbers of Iraqis. So many are killed when they hit the streets, they need to plan on having plenty ready to go.

This seems like a stupid idea, given that they just announced plans to keep American troops in Iraq until 2010. Keep the place open, and get on with it!

WTF are they thinking?
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:58 PM
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3. We have been training our enemies.
Our enemies have been signing up for police academy training, pretending to be our friends. After their training has been completed they either stay to infiltrate Iraqi police and other forces, or go back to their militias.

All things considered, I think it's a good idea to shut down this and all other academies until we can figure out a way to operate them without training our enemies to kill us. This is just like Vietnam, when the VC was your pal during the day but killed you at night if he could.

If I had my way I would shut down everything over there and bring our soldiers home today.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:47 PM
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7. thats gotta be it. n/t
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:12 PM
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4. Maybe it would work out better if Steve Guttenberg was in charge. (nt)
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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:27 PM
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5. stay the course, babe
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 01:27 PM by carzen
*groan*
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:34 PM
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6. a dead soldier is a cheap soldier. no medical treatment, no psychiatric
treatment, no benefits, no pay... bush is saving us taxpayer dollars! /sarcasm off
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:12 PM
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9. this is the gradual phase out....... NO VICTORY
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:19 PM
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10. This could be a reason
from the article...

But State Department officials who run the Pentagon-funded academy said Iraqi authorities want all training shifted to eight regional academies in Iraq, including Baghdad Police College - which has to be rebuilt because of bungled construction.

"Moving the functions of this facility to Iraq will add to the cost - especially for security - and subtract from these vital recruitment and training missions," Leahy said.

The magic words are "add to the cost-especially for security..."

More money for Halliburton, and for the private security guys that cost us a fortune every day. Could this be part of the reason? When searching for the reason this administration does anything, I always look for two things...grabbing more power, or funneling more money to cronies.
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