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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:07 PM
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Gen Pace: There's no way to stop the violence
In Washington, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that the American strategy of training tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and police hasn't curbed violence and that senior military commanders were puzzled by its failure. "We do need to take a look" at other factors that might be driving violence, he said.

Pace said a berm designed to encircle Baghdad and restrict the movement of death squad members and insurgents in and out of the city had been completed recently and that 28 checkpoints manned by Iraqis now controlled the entrances to the city.

But he said death squads continued to operate in the capital after dark even in neighborhoods that U.S. and Iraqi forces had swept. He said he saw no way for American troops to stop that violence until Iraqis tired of the slaughter.

"You cannot have enough men under arms 24-7 to stop the hatred killings," he said.


http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15743539.htm
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:09 PM
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1. So we assume this means that "stay the course"
is working "swimmingly"? Also known as "The Plan is We Have No Plan".
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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2. How about making some noise that maybe DC will hear?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM by Lastlaughin08
Christ, what does it take to get that asshole Rumsfeld to LISTEN?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:20 PM
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self delete, sorry
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:20 PM by Lastlaughin08
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:36 PM
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6. He might listen if he cared.... I doubt he cares about anything
other than proving he is right on this known unknown, or that unknown known.
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:17 PM
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3. Well of course you can Peter.....
Your C-in-C said you can have more troops any time you ask.....Oh, you don't want the same treatment as the OTHER generals who asked for more troops???
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:20 PM
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4. Then get the hell out of their country.
The geniuses at the Pentagon have yet figure out that they lost the war. So, instead of getting out, they send in more troops to throw kersosene on the fire and make it worse.

Those morons, like Pace, should be digging graves for the people they ordered to make the "ultimate sacrifice".
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:21 PM
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5. What a dumbass. Does he really believe that
US forces training Iraqis to kill other Iraqis who want to kill Americans is a solution to anything?

How about getting the hell out, now, and giving the Iraqi people 130,000 fewer targets.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:50 PM
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7. "No one could have imagined that there would be this kind of violence"
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:14 PM
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8. "until Iraqis tired of the slaughter"
the ethnocentrism, the naivete, the sheer idiocy of that statement is breathtaking.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:44 PM
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9. Saddam had them under control. That must make their heads spin.
Free Saddam, restore him to power and LEAVE! If you're damn lucky he'll take the offer.
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:01 PM
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10. The only way he could get away with saying this...
...is if he was helping to lay the groundwork for bugging out.

No wonder Baker kept saying 'After the election.'

Maybe that poster talking about the 'November Surprise' is on to something.

- as
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