Friday, August 25, 2006


Iraq looting portends handover trouble

By HAIDAR HANI, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 12 minutes ago

AMARAH, Iraq - Iraqis looted a military base vacated by British troops and stripped it of virtually everything removable on Friday, an indication of possible future trouble for U.S.-led coalition forces hoping to hand over security gradually to the Iraqi government.

Men, some with their faces covered, ripped corrugated metal from roofs, carried off metal pipes and backed trucks into building entrances to load them with wooden planks. Many also took away doors and window frames from Camp Abu Naji.

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Now, What's that all the Republicans are talking about? About how the Iraqi army and police have made so much progress?

BUT, isn't this the same kind of looting that took place right after the "coalition" forces took the surrender of the Iraqi army and dispersed it.

Something of a paradox here.

Terry D. Barhorst Sr.
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