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Monday, July 25, 2005

Thank God the Insurgency is in its Last Throes

"The hatred of the Americans has increased. I myself hate them."

-- Iraqi police Brig. Gen. Majeed Farraji, chief of the major crimes unit, after being shot by US soldiers who mistakenly thought he was carrying out an ambush.

US war planners call this "winning the hearts and minds of Iraqis."

Of course, this problem has nothing to do with the thousands of unregulated private mercenaries the US has hired to help with "security" . . . right?

From the LA Times:

One contractor who works for the U.S. government and saw a colleague killed in a suicide bombing said it was better to shoot an innocent person than to risk being killed.

"I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by six," said the contractor, who insisted that he not be identified by name because he was not authorized to speak to the media.


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