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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:48 PM
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The Iraqi Prime Minister is accusing the US military of a 'CRIME' for pre-dawn raid
. . .and their killing of an innocent woman in the process.


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BAGHDAD (AP) An Iraqi official says the prime minister has called a deadly pre-dawn raid by U.S. forces a "violation of the security pact."

An Iraqi official says the prime minister has called a deadly pre-dawn raid by U.S. forces a "violation of the security pact."

A statement read by a spokesman's office says al-Maliki has affirmed that the raid "is considered a violation of the security pact."

The statement also says al-Maliki is asking the top U.S. commander in Iraq to "release the detainees and hand over those responsible for this crime to the courts."


read: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hwK_CSpBxsNuVUEaDuOwmSSCiqGwD97Q97Q00
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:59 PM
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1. But it's our guy that's in charge of killing innocent people in Iraq.
So it's okay.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:18 PM
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2. do you suppose that's why many supporters here seem to be whistling past this today?
I don't think folks realize that we can force the issue and bring our troops home sooner than the timeframe Obama has set out . . . if that's what we actually want. I've seen a great deal of complacency about the Iraq occupation since the election which hasn't been reciprocated by the administration with anything more than rhetoric and a continuation of these types of deadly (outlawed) raids. I sure wish we had the same level of pressure we had when the other administration was pushing forward with an identical agenda . . . in fact, culminating with the very agreement the military apparently just ignored.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:55 PM
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3. .
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:21 PM
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4. By the end of the day, the raid appeared to have been a 'mistake' in the first place
. . . as six men arrested in the operation by the Americans were released after being questioned in Baghdad. The American commander in the region, Col. Richard M. Francey Jr., joined senior Iraqi officials on Sunday evening at a news conference in Kut, the city south of Baghdad where the raid took place, and apologized.

The American military command in Baghdad said in a statement that it did not retract its position that the operation was aimed at suspected Shiite militants and that it was fully coordinated and approved by the Iraqi government.

Regional officials and commanders from the Ministry of Defense provided contradictory accounts on Sunday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/world/middleeast/27iraq.html?ref=global-home&pagewanted=print
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:14 PM
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5. Sorry, but people here don't want to know about this kind of stuff any longer.
It was a lot funner when we could blame someone else.. :shrug:
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ProgressIn2008 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:46 PM
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7. Yep, moral outrage loses all the fun when it's "our team." nt
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:36 PM
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6. K&5th R
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:43 AM
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8. K&R!
Get our troops out of Iraq... NOW!

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:48 AM
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9. K&R
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