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We've got 140,000 or so well trained, well equiped soldiers in Iraq and we can't keep this from happening. How does anyone think the Iraqi Army and police, infiltrated with insurgents, can keep the peace?

Link below; my emphasis.

"“Iraq’s oil exports were shut down Monday by a power cut that darkened parts of central and southern Iraq, including the country’s only functioning oil export terminals, Iraqi and foreign oil officials said.

Exports through the country’s other main route, the northern export pipeline to Turkey, have long been halted by incessant sabotage.
Iraqi officials said sabotage was also responsible for Monday’s blackout, which prevented oil from being pumped into tankers waiting at berths
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9038660/
 

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We've got 140,000 or so well trained, well equiped soldiers in Iraq and we can't keep this from happening.

There you go bashing the troops again...

but I see the problem in the second line the word "we" since when were you over there, or even over here doing any thing to "help" the troops do thier job....other then finding fault in everything they do?


BTW, I thought you said the troops were poorly trained and not given the proper equipment in the last troop bashing post? which is it well trained, and well equiped or poorly trained and poorly equiped?

I have always contended that the American military is the best trained, fighting force in the world, ,,,
 

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Steve said:
There you go bashing the troops again...

Not me.

but I see the problem in the second line the word "we" since when were you over there, or even over here doing any thing to "help" the troops do thier job....other then finding fault in everything they do?

I'm not finding fault with anything legal that our troops do. I'm finding plenty of fault with the leadership or our troops, namely the Bush Bunch. If you truly had their interests at heart, you'd also demand some accounting for the mess Rumsfeld and Bush have gotten them into.

BTW, I thought you said the troops were poorly trained and not given the proper equipment in the last troop bashing post? which is it well trained, and well equiped or poorly trained and poorly equiped?

I never said they were "poorly" trained. I said the NG soldiers put into the prisons weren't properly trained. I said they weren't provided with the proper equipment for this mission. That's why hundreds died, because we sent them in with HumVs where they should have had armored vehicles.

I have always contended that the American military is the best trained, fighting force in the world, ,,,

And, overall, you're right. But the situation Rumsfeld has sent our troops into has put soldiers into positions they weren't well trained for. Though they all learn to fire a rifle, they don't all study combat tactics. Early on they put mechanics in escort conveys and people died because of it.
 

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