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Trench Warfare

WW I or WW III      Where we are in Iraq today.   We have all but ceded al-Anbar Province to the Insurgents thereby allowing 50,000 square miles of Iraq to be turned into terrorist training and staging grounds.   Way to Go Bushji...
Situation Called Dire in West Iraq
Anbar Is Lost Politically, Marine Analyst Says

By Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 11, 2006; Page A01

The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country's western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there, said several military officers and intelligence officials familiar with its contents.

One Army officer summarized it as arguing that in Anbar province, "We haven't been defeated militarily but we have been defeated politically -- and that's where wars are won and lost."
In one report we have been told that we are going to build berms and trenches around Baghdad.   It was said that this strategy had been in the process for several weeks.   Sunday the Iraqi story was quite different.
Officials deny plans for Baghdad berms

Updated 9/17/2006 10:03 PM ET
By Zaid Sabah, USA TODAY

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Defense Ministry said Sunday that plans to fortify the 28 entrances to Baghdad do not include encircling the city with trenches, as has been reported.

Col. Qassim Atta, a ministry spokesman, denied that Iraqi and U.S. forces planned to set up a perimeter of new trenches and berms to try to staunch one of the bloodiest periods in the capital since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

"The 28 entrances to Baghdad will be tightly controlled by the Iraqi police," Atta said. "But to besiege Baghdad with trenches is total exaggeration."
In stories being described as unfortunate by the Bush supporters, the Prime Minister of Iraq visited Iran and was greeted with flowers and candy.   As I have stated many times in the past two years, George W. Bush has accomplished in three short years what the ayatollahs of Iran could not do in 35 years.   Our tax dollars at work in the deserts of Mesopotamia.
Iran - Iraq At play in Iran's backyard

September 17, 2006
The Boston Globe

IRAQI PRIME Minister Nouri al-Maliki's two-day state visit to Iran last week was an occasion for sealing deals on oil extraction and commerce in petroleum products. It also marked Maliki's return to the country where he spent part of his exile during the reign of Saddam Hussein. But above all, Maliki's trip to Iran underlined the enormity of the geopolitical transformation that President Bush wrought when, by toppling Saddam, he tumbled Iraq into Iran's sphere of influence.

Exactly how relations between the new Iraqi state and Iran may develop is yet to be determined. But Maliki's visit illustrates some of the complexities weighing upon those relations. A crucial difficulty of Maliki's mission was suggested by a statement from his government's spokesman in Baghdad. While Maliki and his Iranian hosts in Tehran were pledging friendship and cooperation, the Iraqi government spokesman was saying that his prime minister was emphasizing that ''we want the best of relations with Iran and we don't want interference in our internal affairs."
So, today we find ourselves heavily invested in a government in Iraq that is built on Shari'a law and making alliances with Iran for co-production of oil reserves and assurances from Iran that they will help with Iraq's security and training of military and police forces.

We have ceded control to one third of the country to insurgents and terrorists with no hope of regaining political or military control in al-Anbar Province.   A province that borders Syria (Hezbollah), Jordan (al-Zarqawi) and Saudi Arabia (folks that brought you 9/11).

After a month of stepped up patrols and security measures in Baghdad we are having to dig trenches to stop the car bombers when most intelligence sources admit that they are coming from within Baghdad itself.   With the death toll still mounting by the day the trenches will more likely be needed for mass graves of the 100 plus residents dying daily.

The death toll of our troops continue to rise even tho we have more troops in Iraq now than at any time since the illegal invasion by the NeoCons and the Bushji jihadists in their padded think tanks in Washington D.C.   Now we are going to raise the profile of our soldiers in Baghdad thereby making them easier targets for insurgents and terrorists alike.

In their zeal to promote the NeoCon agenda of controlling the Middle East for oil and the security of Israel, they have created such a mess that no one could have predicted in 2003.   Not only have we lost all the major battles, we have lost the war, with no hope of a peaceful outcome until the Middle East itself decides to stand up and rectify the situation.   In all likelyhood we will not even be allowed a place at the table, much less the figurehead dream that the NeoCons had planned for.

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