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2004-04-12

The Ten Factors of Failure

The always-interesting News Dissector Weblog shows how much trouble the U.S. is in in Iraq. Some excerpts from the entry [yes, #4 seems to be missing]:

... Here are ten factors influencing the situation that are rarely put together but that reveal the depths of the crisis. There's plenty more to report—but here's a start:

l. GOVERNING COUNCIL NOT GOVERNING

“Iraq is clearly spinning out of control. The response by CENTCOM is no better than lies. They still don't get that allying with the Americans is a death sentence for the average Iraqi. They have been looking for hopeful signs for a year and have met with blank stares. Juan Cole says the IGC is falling apart as members flee back home, resign, or both.”


Bear in mind, these were all “our” people. Including one Ghazi Ajil al-Yawer:

“Ghazi Ajil al-Yawer, a Sunni Muslim member of the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC), said he was ready to resign if the US did not seek a peaceful solution to the crisis in Falluja.


“‘How can a superpower like the US put itself in a state of war with a small city like Falluja? This is genocide,’ he told AFP news agency on Friday, the first anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein.


“Fellow IGC member Adnan Pachachi said the Falluja offensive was ‘illegal and totally unacceptable’ whilst Kurdish IGC member Mahmoud Uthman described US policy as counter-productive.


“The Iraqi interim Human Rights Minister, Abdel Basit Turki, and a member of the Iraqi Governing Council's rotating presidency, Iyad Allawi, both resigned on Friday without giving a reason for their decision.”


2. IRAQI ARMY WON?T FIGHT...


3. CRITICISM INSIDE THE COALITION...


5. US STRATEGY AT RISK...


6. THE RESISTANCE IS FINDING A VOICE...


7. THE RESISTANCE IS FINDING SUPPORT OVERSEAS...


8. REMEMBERING THE IRAQI DEAD...


9.THE UNDERREPORTED HORROR IN FALUJA...


10. ATTACKS ON CRITICAL MEDIA INTENSIFY...


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