Little Green Footballs

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Independent, effective fighting force seeks support

Things just go from bad to worse. More and more top level American officials are expressing their horror at the mistakes and mis-management of a poorly planned and illegal war.

U.S. politicians and policymakers' perceptions towards the Iraq war have reached another tipping point: There is now a widespread recognition shared among senior uniformed U.S. military officers and Washington foreign policy analysts that plans to rapidly build up the Iraqi army as a new, independent effective fighting force have failed disastrously.

The Senate heard testimony last week from some of America's top generals that the war in Iraq is going worse than ever and that only 1 out of 119 Iraqi army and security battalions can operate by itself in combat situations without U.S. military backup.

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