U.S. forces are claiming they’ve killed an Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but provide no evidence.
“Recent strikes and raids targeting the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi network have severely degraded its ability to conduct attacks,” the U.S. statement said. It did not identify the slain al-Zarqawi aide.
So we don’t even know who it is. Meanwhile, the interim government is blaming last week’s mass executions on U.S. “negligence.”
Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi blamed U.S.-led coalition forces for “negligence” in their handling of security during the ambush.
“It was a heinous crime where a group of National Guards were targeted,” Allawi said. “There was great negligence on the part of some coalition forces
And how many of the Iraqi trainees can we trust?
Last week, a U.S. defense official in Washington described Iraq’s security forces as “heavily infiltrated” by insurgents, saying some Iraqi soldiers and police have developed sympathies and contacts with the guerrillas. In other instances, infiltrators were sent to join the security services, the official said on condition of anonymity.