Resistance To Us Military Presence

Resistance to US Military Presence Continues Unabated in Iraq

A reader asked me about my claim that the pace of attacks on US troops hasn’t slowed since Saddam’s capture. The phrase is the title of a recent report by

Tom Lasseter of Knight-Ridder. He reveals that top US generals in Iraq do not think Saddam was directing the resistance; do not think it is under a unified command; and do not think that capturing Saddam will cause it to subside. He also says that Saddam has denied any links to al-Qaeda in his responses to US interrogation. He gives figures for the attacks since December 13, many of which were large and coordinated (e.g. Christmas Day, Karbala).

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