Here's an incredible piece of reporting. Yon probably could use an editor, but it still makes all the MSM reporting look like a pile of puke.
The thing that really made me angry was the "catch-and-release" policy. Dammit, how are the warfighters supposed to prevail when the lawyers are sending the bad guys right back out there?? Gah!!
This is one more reason why it's so important the Iraqis get up to speed. They're not nearly so perfectionistic about due process. Not that due process is a bad thing, far from it, but come on already. We can't put known terrorists back on the streets of Mosul to kill our soldiers.
Some more good news on that front btw:
US general sees significant withdrawal in IraqNote that our wonderful press immediately tries to cast it as a retreat driven by political pressure. Sigh.
The US is expected to pull significant numbers of troops out of Iraq in the next 12 months in spite of the continuing violence, according to the general responsible for near-term planning in the country.
Maj Gen Douglas Lute, director of operations at US Central Command, yesterday said the reductions were part of a push by Gen John Abizaid, commander of all US troops in the region, to put the burden of defending Iraq on Iraqi forces.