Watchwoman:Did you hear that Iraq is MORE dangerous now than a year ago after resurgence in violence by Shi’ite militias on your local news — I mean how could this be? Hope and change was supposed to end the war! How about the 24/7/365 cable news networks? Heard it there? Naw, didn’t think so. Do you think those sources that are Democrat-sympathetic so-called news networks who get their news from the Democrat talking points, and who don’t even come close to being fair and balanced, would have been pounding your eardrums until they bled if President George W. Bush, a Republican, were still the President instead of their chosen messiah, the anointed one, you know, the beloved fellow who can do no wrong because he is a D E M O C R A T? Also, what do you think is on God’s Mind now that sodomites are openly serving in the U.S. Military? Hummmm, think that is connected with the increased danger? [Romans 6:23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. America had best repent and elect leaders who do NOT cotton to and encourage blatant sinfulness! It’s going to continue to get worse and worse, uglier and uglier, deadlier and more deadly, the deeper America falls into apostasy! God have mercy on the righteous! In Jesus Name, we pray, Amen. ▬ Donna Calvin
Last updated at 11:30 AM on 31st July 2011
Iraq is more dangerous than it was just a year ago, after a surge in bombings, assassinations and violence by Shi’ite militias, according to a report released today.
In his quarterly review to Congress, a top government adviser accused the U.S. military of glossing over the issue, just months before soldiers are due to leave the country.
The findings come during a ‘summer of uncertainty’ in Baghdad over whether American forces will stay past a year-end withdrawal deadline and continue military aid for the unstable nation.
U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart W. Bowen Jr, who wrote the report, concluded by saying: ‘Iraq remains an extraordinarily dangerous place to work.’
He added: ‘It is less safe, in my judgement, than 12 months ago.’
Mr Bowen cited the 15 soldiers who died last month, nearly all of whom were killed in attacks by Shi’ite militias determined to force American troops out on time.
He also noted an increase in rockets launched against the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, where government offices and foreign embassies are located, as well as constant assassination attempts against Iraqi political leaders, security forces and judges.