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AP Report: We are losing the War In Iraq

Mismanagement, poor planning, on and on, now the unthinkable rears its head- are we about to actually lose this war?

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RE: AP Report: We are losing the War In Iraq

this is just more liberal malarkey; i know you listened to the debate but you must not have heard the part that we are winning and uhmm, it's all under control, uhm, and it's a hard job and they've been working hard uhm, and we are winning..... you know, the storm before the calm... [:o)] we got ol-sadr to kool down and we have samarrah under control too...[B)] why can't you believe our comander in chief [xx(] [?] oh, we did get saddam too. we got them on the run now...[:p]

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RE: AP Report: We are losing the War In Iraq

Abu Thar, the former colonel who was interviewed by an Iraqi reporter for The Associated Press inside insurgent-held Fallujah, gloated over his compatriots' successes, saying U.S. leaders were publicly contradicting each other about the state of the war. He also said U.S. counterattacks that kill women and children are turning public opinion in the militants' favor.

"We see the conflicting statements by the U.S. administration on Iraq as another sign of their defeat," Abu Thar said. "More volunteers are coming to us because they are fed up with the humiliation and the misdeeds of the Americans. They feel it is a national and religious duty."
Ouch! What a bunch of baboons we have running the country.

...the estimated 20,000 insurgents have little in common, although groups have occasionally work together in temporary alliances of convenience. U.S. commanders describe the war as a "compound insurgency" sorted into four groups with different tactics and goals.

Three are made up of Sunni Muslims, almost all of whom are Iraqis. A fourth group is radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia, formed of Shiite Muslims, Iraq's largest social grouping.

The largest insurgent bloc is composed of Iraqi nationalists fighting to reclaim secular power lost when Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was deposed in April 2003.

The second is a growing faction of hardcore fighters aligned with terrorist groups, mainly that led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The U.S. military believes they want to turn Iraq into an anti-Western stronghold that would export Islamic revolution to other countries in the region.

A third group consists of conservative Iraqis who want to install an Islamic theocracy, but who stay away from terror tactics like car bombings and the beheading of hostages.

The fourth, al-Sadr's Mahdi Army, seeks to make the cleric the nationwide Shiite leader.

Ordinary criminals also pitch in on attacks when they are paid. And gangsters who abduct people regularly sell their hostages to terror groups, which have beheaded some.
Hmmm....so much for the soldier's "letter" still spreading the propaganda saying the insurgency is mostly foreign fighters. [:I]

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