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The surging myth: We’re talking 5,000 front line troops not 20,000-and even then.


"The idea that shipping twenty thousand more American troops to Iraq can make any real difference to what is already a full scale civil war is risible. Congress and others debating the issue should consider some painful military statistics: first of all, according to the Pentagon’s own figures, every front line soldier requires at least three other military types to back him up: engineers, electricians, medics, bookkeepers, etc. Which means that 20,000 more troops to Iraq works out to only about 5,000 additional American trainers or soldiers actually pulling the triggers."

http://barrylando.com/?p=104

The forgotten killers: Mercenaries in Iraq

More than a year ago I have watched a video showing mercenaries shooting at drivers in Iraq. Few of those drivers that were shot at might have been killed or injured on those unprovoked shootings. The fact the greatest terrorist nation in the world hired killers to do whatever they want as long as they provide security to the occupation leaders and Halliburton shows unprecedented arrogant.
"What is striking about the current debate in Washington - whether to "surge" troops to Iraq and increase the size of the U.S. Army - is that roughly 100,000 bodies are missing from the equation: The number of American forces in Iraq is not 140,000, but more like 240,000."

Barrylando.com

Launching the 2008 Presidential Campaign With Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq

How the escalation in Iraq is both a campaign move and a way to force Sunnis out of Baghdad and into second-class status.



By Tom Hayden, HuffingtonPost.com. Posted January 9, 2007.
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Launching the 2008 Presidential Campaign With Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq

By Tom Hayden, HuffingtonPost.com. Posted January 9, 2007.



How the escalation in Iraq is both a campaign move and a way to force Sunnis out of Baghdad and into second-class status. Tools
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