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#1 The dems and the media have been calling for the Iraqi government to stand up for a few years now. Well, we are giving them the chance. They have the capability, the question is do they have the will.
Posted by remoteman 2008-11-12 12:29||
#2 I think the change was initiated last spring in Basra, when Maliki confronted the Shia thugs without our concurrence (supposedly) and before we thought the government forces were ready - and they handled the job pretty well (for an Arab army). To me that was like taking the training wheels off the bike and just running along with a hand on the back of the seat - there will be some spills but they're riding the bike themselves now.