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Subject:  Iraq: "Things Are Getting Really Bad" Date:  10/31/2004  10:56 PM
Author:  skybluewater Number:  627511 of 2368337

Even Secretary of State Colin Powell, a former general who stays in touch with the Joint Chiefs, has acknowledged this privately to friends in recent weeks, NEWSWEEK has learned. The insurgents have effectively created a reign of terror throughout the country, killing thousands, driving Iraqi elites and technocrats into exile and scaring foreigners out. "Things are getting really bad," a senior Iraqi official in interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's government told NEWSWEEK last week. "The initiative is in [the insurgents'] hands right now. This approach of being lenient and accommodating has really backfired. They see this as weakness."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6370525/site/newsweek/

But hey, the good news is "only" 1000+ soldiers have died in this idiotic war.

Erik

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