Saturday, January 13, 2007

So Far

Things are going swimmingly. I thought this was supposed to be an Iraqi plan for dealing with the insurgency. Get it - "surge" vs. "insurgency."
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has filled the top military job in Baghdad with a virtually unknown officer chosen over the objections of U.S. and Iraqi military commanders, officials from both governments said.

Iraqi political figures said Friday that Maliki also had failed to consult the leaders of other political factions before announcing the appointment of Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar.

The appointment is highly significant because it is Maliki's first public move after President Bush's announcement that he was sending more troops to Iraq. The prime mission of those troops is to reduce violence in Baghdad, much of which is blamed on sectarian fighters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this the new way forward?