Half of Iraq's Forces are "Traitors or Deserters"

(Telegraph-UK) - Maj.-Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. army's 1st Armored Division in Baghdad, said that during recent uprisings, "about 50% of the security forces that we've built over the past year stood tall and stood firm. About 40% walked off the job because they were intimidated and about 10% actually worked against us." Gen. Dempsey said Iraqi forces had been riddled with "infiltrators." Haider, a veteran Iraqi policeman, said, "The people who are targeting us are animals, not human beings....They are Arabs from Saudi Arabia, Syria, or Afghanistan."

2004-04-23 00:00:00

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