ok, this dude (a general) is trying to tell us the iraqis are NOT fighting each other. outside agitators are doing it. THEY are the suicide bombers (article one)
and then we have this iraqi dude (some council member) saying IRAQIS are doing it to each other (article two).
which one do we believe? the general talking out of BOTH SIDES OF HIS MOUTH or the iraqi who LIVES WORKS AND WORSHIPS in iraq?
do they (king george and his court) think we're ALL id-jits? i CAN be but i'm NOT in this case.
U.S. Military Spokesman Disputes 'Wash Post' Article on Iraq
BAGHDAD More than 90 percent of the suicide attacks in Iraq are carried out by terrorists and foreign fighters recruited, trained and equipped by al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday.Al-Zarqawi and al-Qaida in Iraq "are real threats to the citizens, security and stability of Iraq and we continue to conduct aggressive operations to eliminate the threat they pose not only to Iraq, but also to the rest of the region," Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said in a statement.The Washington Post reported Monday that U.S. military was conducting a propaganda campaign to "magnify the role" of al-Zarqawi to turn Iraqis against him and to link the war in Iraq to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.According to the newspaper, some U.S. military intelligence officials believe the campaign has overstated al-Zarqawi's importance within the Iraqi insurgency.Lynch's statement did not refer directly to the Post story but said "a recent article" had called into question the threat posed by al-Zarqawi."Nothing could be further from the truth," Lynch said. "The terrorists and foreign fighters that he recruits, trains and equips carry out more than 90 percent of the insidious suicide attacks against the men, women and children of Iraq attacks that have killed or injured thousands of Iraqis in the last year alone.".........
Suicide bombers hit another Shiite holy site in Iraq, killing 71
By Tom Lasseter and Abdul Wahab Abdulrizah
Knight Ridder Newspapers
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Three suicide bombers killed at least 71 Iraqis and wounded more than 140 on Friday in a spray of explosives and ball bearings that scattered body parts and seared flesh at a mosque connected with the nation's largest Shiite Muslim political party.
The blasts came during a week of tense political standoff between that party, the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and another Shiite group, the Dawa Party, over who'll be the nation's next prime minister.
Suspicion, however, fell immediately on Iraq's Sunni insurgency, which has been trying to push the nation to civil war through a series of attacks designed to spark fighting between Shiites and Sunnis.
One of the bombers, dressed as a woman, was headed toward the office of the mosque's imam, Jalaledin al-Sagheer, when the bomber's suicide vest detonated, according to witnesses. Al-Sagheer is a prominent member of the Supreme Council.
In an interview broadcast on the Arab TV news station Al-Arabiya after the bombing, al-Sagheer lashed out at the Muslim Scholars Association, a hard-line Sunni clerical group, and at top Sunni politician Adnan al-Dulaimi, accusing them of "launching a campaign of distortions and lies against (his) mosque, claiming that it contains Sunni prisoners and mass graves of Sunnis."
The accusations, al-Sagheer said, gave "a justification for these criminals to kill Friday worshippers in this brutal way."
But, al-Sagheer said, "this will not pull us in the direction of sectarian strife." ......