Fear of Clowns

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Another step backwards 

Not that the recent sectarian violence was a step forward,

The only Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support has been downgraded to a level requiring them to fight with American troops backing them up, the Pentagon said Friday.

... The competence of the Iraqi military has been cited as a key factor in when U.S. troops will be able to return home.

"As we see more of these Iraqi forces in the lead, we will be able to continue with our stated strategy that says as Iraqi forces stand up, we will stand down," President Bush said last month.

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PS. 90 Mosques in Iraq were attacked on Wednesday.

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