Saturday, April 23, 2005

This seems like a good sign.
U.S. Forces Detain 6 Linked to Helicopter's Downing

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday it had detained six Iraqi men in connection with the shooting down of a commercial helicopter this week in which 11 people were killed, including six Americans.

The arrests were made on Saturday following tip offs from Iraqi civilians who led U.S. forces to where the suspected attackers lived. It was not known where the men were seized.
From the area the incident occurred in, I am assuming these are Sunni civilians they are talking about. Sounds like even the Sunnis have tired of the insurgents' terrorism, and want to be on the winning side. As the Arabic expression goes, everyone likes the strong horse. It probably doesn't hurt that while the New Iraq offers freedom, democracy, and prosperity, the best the insurgents can offer is a return to the tyranny, mass graves, and state-sanctioned torture of the Saddam regime.


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