Thursday, July 20, 2006

You Can't Expect Iraq Violence to Decrease: It's Not a Perfect World

This is what Maj. Gen. William Caldwell had to say about the military's own announcement that attacks in Iraq have increased by 40%:

U.S. spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said there has been an average of 34 attacks a day against U.S. and Iraqi forces in the capital over the past five days. The daily average for the period June 14 until July 13 was 24 a day, he said.

"We have not witnessed the reduction in violence one would have hoped for in a perfect world," U.S. spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said at a news briefing Thursday. "The only way we're going to be successful in Baghdad is to get the weapons off the streets."

That's like saying, The only we're going to end the war is by getting people to stop killing each other.

What an idiot.

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