Monday, April 12, 2004
First there were these tidbits:
A supply truck was also ambushed and set ablaze Monday on the road from Baghdad's airport. Looters moved in to carry away goods from the truck as Iraqi police looked on without intervening.
Sanchez, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, acknowledged that a battalion of the Iraqi army refused to fight in Fallujah — a sign of Iraqi discontent with the siege.
So the police and the new Iraqi army we are training and paying for are not willing to engage their own on our behalf -- go figure.
Second it showed us Sanchez is a boob. Sanchez said, "This one specific instance did in fact uncover some significant challenges in some of the Iraqi security force structures ... We know that it's going to take us a while to stand up reliable forces that can accept responsibility."
How long is awhile? How many is some (we don't have a whole lot of them to begin with, right)? And how long are we going to accept this shitty spin coming from Iraq?