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There is civil war in Iraq. Every group, Shiites, Kurds, Sunnis, have their own militia. But Bush is so far out of touch; he still thinks people believe him when he says "freedom is on the march in the Middle East." What a sad joke! The Iraqi "army" and "Police" have been infiltrated by the insurgents who don't answer to the government. What a mess!
Link below; my emphasis.

"Shiite and Kurdish militias, often operating as part of Iraqi government security forces, have carried out a wave of abductions, assassinations and other acts of intimidation, consolidating their control over territory across northern and southern Iraq and deepening the country's divide along ethnic and sectarian lines, according to political leaders, families of the victims, human rights activists and Iraqi officials.

While Iraqi representatives wrangle over the drafting of a constitution in Baghdad, forces represented by the militias and the Shiite and Kurdish parties that control them are creating their own institutions of authority, unaccountable to elected governments, the activists and officials said. In Basra in the south, dominated by the Shiites, and Mosul in the north, ruled by the Kurds, as well as cities and villages around them, many residents say they are powerless before the growing sway of the militias, which instill a climate of fear that many see as redolent of the era of former president Saddam Hussein


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9014921/
 
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