The NYT fronts administration officials acknowledging that it will take longer for the Iraqi government to reach a series of goals that the Bush administration had said would be met by this month. Officials now say they expect the goals to be met by the end of the year. This delay means that the additional troops sent to Iraq might have to stay longer than initially envisioned.Those troops will stay until 1) Bush leaves office or 2) Congress forces Bush to remove them. It's just that simple.
The deaths of 4 US GIs were announced Wednesday, with 3 killed in Diyala Province and 9 wounded.Note how the violence is becoming more disperse .... less centered in Baghdad. Time for more troops!
In the northern Turkmen and Kurdish city of Tuz Khurmato, guerrillas set off a bomb that killed 10 and wounded 15.
4 decapitated bodies were found in Baquba, the provincial capital of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad. In Iskandariya, guerrillas blew up a mosque. Police found 16 bodies in the streets of Baghdad. There were scattered bombings and shootings around the country.
Rolling Stone does a piece that quotes me and others on the situation in Iraq and the best and worst scenarios.
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