Friday, September 01, 2006

Why We Need To Get Out: No. 1

My Way News - Pentagon Says Iraq Violence Spreading:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday.

In a notably gloomy report to Congress, the Pentagon said illegal militias have become more entrenched, especially in Baghdad neighborhoods where they are seen as providers of security as well as basic social services.

The report described a rising tide of sectarian violence, fed in part by interference from neighboring Iran and Syria and driven by a 'vocal minority' of religious extremists who oppose the idea of a democratic Iraq.

Death squads targeting mainly Iraqi civilians are a growing problem, heightening the risk of civil war, it said.
Bush, Cheney, Rummy, and Condi can say whatever they want (we're not believing them anyway), but the generals know and are even saying that things are getting worse in Iraq as time goes by, not better. You can bet it's worse than the Pentagon is willing to say. "Staying the course" isn't cutting it. We need new leadership and new direction pronto.

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