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The New Iraq, Five Years and Counting: Current Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Mr44, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 25, 2004
    So how well is the Iraqi army up to the task of policing the country? Also, I've heard it said that the presence of U.S. troops makes certain Shi'ite Iraqi politicians lazy and unwilling to put forth the political effort to fix the pullout threat actually making a difference, or will it backfire?
  2. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    From this last tour, they're a hell of a lot more capable than they were during my first tour there. We needed to baby-sit them through everything my first trip there; now, not so much.

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