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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:14 PM
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Where are the 200,000 Iraqi civil defense forces we trained...
...that Bush has been bragging about turning Iraq over to in a jiffy? Why can't they handle a few dead enders? How come no one asks Rummy this question? WTF?

Don

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:15 PM
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1. I saw pictures of the policemen joining the rebels (I don't know how
to call the Iraqis that are fighting now... is rebels OK)
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:16 PM
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2. Rebels is good.
It is a rebellion
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:19 PM
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5. "Guerillas" is more correct
I prefer "patriots".
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:17 PM
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3. I heard
they ran like hell when they saw al-Sadr's people coming, what few of them there are deployed that is.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:18 PM
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4. guarding the oil wells, probably
that's my guess
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:19 PM
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6. On the other side! n/t
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:19 PM
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7. It's only like 3000 who have been properly trained.
And it makes me sick when I hear these people saying that we should have these guys kicking down the doors. We seem like total cowards.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:20 PM
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8. A whole bunch of them switched sides the other day
I don't remember which city it happened in -- perhaps Ramadi.

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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:21 PM
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9. Busy Joining The Rebellion, Sir
Many of them were members of religious militias when they joined up....

"Can't nobody here play this game?"

"LET'S GO GET THOSE BUSH BASTARDS!"
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:24 PM
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10. Busy coming to their senses
Everyone knows what happens to enemy collaborators when a war's over.
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:26 PM
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11. I thought desertion had been an ongoing problem
Something like 30% of recruits would leave soon after being issued their weapons and gear. Others left when their paychecks were delayed, or because they felt they weren't being paid enough.
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dai Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:29 PM
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12. Outsourcing...
...doesn't work in every field.
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