Eight members of a single Iraqi SWAT team were wiped out in what Iraqi authorities described as an hour-long shootout with better-armed insurgents. [Emphasis added]Now, maybe these guys were like SWAT trainees. Or quasi-SWAT. Or maybe even the better-trained, better-armed Iraqi forces are not well-equipped enough (either training- or equipment-wise, or both) to handle security in the country by themselves.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
This Doesn't Sound Good, Does it?
From a Washington Post article on the recent Iraqi elections and their unkind results for W's good buddy Ahmed Chalabi: