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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:36 PM
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Iraq loses 25 police to violence each day: US trainer
Violence in Iraq forces the interior ministry to budget a loss of 25 police officers each day to death or permanent injury, a US security advisor said.

"We budgeted for 10 Iraqi policemen killed every day and 15 wounded in action to the point where they had to be retired from action" in 2006, Gerald Burke, National Security Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said.

Burke described the appalling conditions facing police whom he helped train, to a meeting of the Democratic Policy Committee, which includes Democratic legislators.

He blamed much of the current bloodshed on the US government's "failure to recognize the importance of security in the immediate post-conflict environment, in particular our failure to support the rule of law."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061013/wl_mideast_afp/usi...
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THX1138 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:49 PM
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1. That number
Seems a little low
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:06 PM
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3. This is half of Iraqs security forces
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:10 PM by ECH1969
The other half is the Iraqi Army.

And, this guy was brought into to speak by the DNC.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:43 PM
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5. Not really
10 dead every day of the week is huge.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:58 PM
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2. So if an American city were to lose that many police officers
a day (and I agree the number seems low)I would think it would be considered a catastrophic crisis...yet Rummy and this * cabal think the Iraqi people are okay with the death toll.....
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:19 PM
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4. On the plus side, if you survive the day your seniority jumps quite a bit.
Just sayin'...............
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