Wednesday, September 15, 2004

How screwed are things in Iraq?

The Green Zone --about the only place in Baghdad where people could walk in safety -- is no longer secure.

According to The Financial Times:

US military officers in Baghdad have warned they cannot guarantee the security of the perimeter around the Green Zone, the headquarters of the Iraqi government and home to the US and British embassies, according to security company employees.

At a briefing earlier this month, a high-ranking US officer in charge of the zone's perimeter said he had insufficient soldiers to prevent intruders penetrating the compound's defences.

The US major said it was possible weapons or explosives had already been stashed in the zone, and warned people to move in pairs for their own safety. The Green Zone, in Baghdad's centre, is one of the most fortified US installations in Iraq. Until now, militants have not been able to penetrate it
What is George Bush going to do about this? Staying the course while the security situation rotted is what got the US in this horrible situation.

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