12 January 2007
Surging forward in Iraq
Just a thought, but the American plan to surge 20,000 troops into Iraq, seize Baghdad and, er, do something, relies on the Iraqis playing their alloted roles. If they don't, then the wheeze will fail.
The Sadr militia has to be defeated, and the puppet regime has to send its troops into action against them. The problem is that Sadr controls most of the police and a big chunk of the army. Nevertheless, the Americans expect this force to aid them in the fight.
Do we not see problems here?