Friday, June 02, 2006

Iraqi Accuses U.S. of 'Daily' Attacks Against Civilians - New York Times

This can't be good: "Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki lashed out at the American military on Thursday, denouncing what he characterized as habitual attacks by troops against Iraqi civilians.

As outrage over reports that American marines killed 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha last year continued to shake the new government, the country's senior leaders said that they would demand that American officials turn over their investigative files on the killings and that the Iraqi government would conduct its own inquiry.

In his comments, Mr. Maliki said violence against civilians had become a 'daily phenomenon' by many troops in the American-led coalition who 'do not respect the Iraqi people.'

'They crush them with their vehicles and kill them just on suspicion,' he said. 'This is completely unacceptable.' Attacks on civilians will play a role in future decisions on how long to ask American forces to remain in Iraq, the prime minister added.

The denunciation was an unusual declaration for a government that remains desperately dependent on American forces to keep some form of order in the country amid a resilient Sunni Arab insurgency in the west, widespread sectarian violence in Baghdad, and deadly feuding among Shiite militias that increasingly control the south."

The situation seems to be spinning out of control, and it can only mean more trouble for the US Troops...


At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Shawn Anthony said...

Things are really, really getting bad as a result of this entire war ... I'm afrais that no one even knows why we have been fighting it ... I'm not sure how GWB sleeps at night.hfsdbg


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