.With Live Shells!!!
Let’s see…Add 30,000 troops and initially quell the sectarian violence in
For every piece of news indicating “progress’ there are two more pointing out setbacks. Increase security in
Tamp down death squad activity – and a couple of bridges across the
It isn’t so much tit-for-tat as it is pure, unadulterated one-upsmanship.
But they agreed that among the most troubling trends in
"When you have these big explosions, there is a very high risk of a major setback because it sends a message of instability and insecurity," said Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command.
It is virtually impossible to eliminate the suicide bombings, the commanders acknowledged. "I don't think you're ever going to get rid of all the car bombs," Petraeus said. "Iraq is going to have to learn -- as did, say, Northern Ireland -- to live with some degree of sensational attacks." A more realistic goal, he said, but one that has eluded