Quote Of The Day Edition: Well Duh Edition
Col. el-Zaydee is none too happy about the recent Basra bombing bout, including one incident that killed several of his new recruits.
Adeel Thaher Ali, a lawyer living in the city, has an idea what's up:
He said that security in Basra had deteriorated since 500 British troops pulled out of Basra Palace and back to the airport as part of an ultimate goal to hand control of security to the Iraqi authorities, possibly by the end of the year.
“Many things changed . . . the withdrawal of the troops has given the terrorists a chance to attack the people,” Mr Ali, 50, said. “I want them to think again and try to help the security forces to protect Basra,” he said. (Times of London)
Let me see if I have this right. The stabilizing force in Basra pulled back due to political opposition back home ... and the terrorists took advantage of the situation ... and everyday Iraqis who just might believe there's a chance for Democracy in that sick land died.
How enlightening! Gosh! I wonder if the Dems in DC have heard about this yet ...