Monday, December 24, 2007

Security is still poor in Iraq

Australia's prime minister confirms troop withdrawal from Iraq

"Security is still poor and many Iraqis fear to venture far from home. Armed gangs and militias roam city streets, car bombs and suicide bombers attack markets, police patrols and liquor stores, and the dead bodies of tortured kidnap victims turn up almost daily along river banks or dumped on the streets. 'Let's hope that it's getting better, but I think that it's the same,' Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, leader of the ancient Chaldean Church and Iraq's first cardinal, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Christmas Eve." -AP Interview: First Iraqi cardinal says fear still pervades ...

"Seizing control of House and Senate in the 2006 elections, the Democrats had big ideas about holding the Bush administration to account, forcing a prompt withdrawal from Iraq and radically realigning the government's domestic priorities. Measured against those early promises, their record has been dismal." - Victorious Democrats' big ideas yielded small results



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