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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:51 PM
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Anbar province (40% of Iraq) LOST by Bush to insurgents + 3 mil in Baghdad
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 12:57 PM by Dems Will Win
Add to Anbar and Ramadi and Falluja, 3 million Shia in al-Sadr City in the middle of Baghdad. We don't go there either now.

This is beyond the old WWII terms of SNAFU (Situation Normal - All Fucked Up)

or TARFU (Things Are Really Fucked Up)

or FUBAR (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition)

We need a new designation beyond FUBAR for Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL).

In the face of stubborn insurgency, troops scale back Anbar patrols

By Tom Lasseter

Knight Ridder Newspapers

July 20, 2004

RAMADI, Iraq - After more than a year of fighting, U.S. troops have stopped patrolling large swaths of Iraq's restive Anbar province, according to the top American military intelligence officer in the area.


Most U.S. Army officers interviewed this week said the patrols in and around the province's capital, Ramadi - home to many Iraqi military and intelligence officers under Saddam Hussein - have stopped largely because the soldiers and commanders there were tired of being shot at by insurgents who've refused to back down under heavy American military pressure.


-snip-


The apparent failure of a long line of Army and Marine units to bring peace to the province, which makes up about 40 percent of Iraq's landmass, will be a major challenge for Iraq's new government and could prove to be a tipping point for the nation as a whole. Increasingly, Iraq is a place in which cities or part of cities have been taken over by insurgents and radicals.

-snip-


"We should have worked with the tribal leaders earlier," he said. "I just wonder what would have happened if we had worked a little more with the locals."

-snip-

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9200682.htm

Gee I wonder why this hasn't been on the news? Isn't losing a war important enough news for Tom Brokaw?
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:13 PM
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1. Is this the way Russia reported loseing control in Afghanistan
It like don't look here, we arn't loseing any thing
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:15 PM
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2. Sounds like Afghanistan... where actual control
is limited to the areas around Kabul.

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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:15 PM
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3. We need a new designation beyond FUBAR
FUBUSH - I have been trying to promote this term. It's FUBAR to the nth degree, or anything done by bushco.
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:47 PM
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5. FUBUSH! Does that stand for
Fucked
Up
Beyond
Unbelievable -
Situation
Hellzone ??

Works for me!

People? What do you think of FUBUSH by vidali??
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:29 PM
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4. So much for " Mission Accomplished"
and " Let Freedom Reign "

what's left ? " Last one out is a rotton headless cadaver ? "
We have lost this war - only the Chimp Admistration does not have the presence of mind or will to admit it - but its all down hill from here if we " Stay the Course ".
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:42 PM
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6. kick
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 02:10 PM
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7. kick
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