U.S. General - Baghdad Needs 10,000 More Policemen
A few key clips from the story:
I can't wait for the Bush Administration's spin of:
The U.S. general in charge of Baghdad said Tuesday it would be at least another eight months before the Iraqi capital had enough police, contradicting previous U.S. claims that numbers were sufficient.
'But by next spring, or early next summer, we'll be right where we need to be.'
Chiarelli's timeframe may raise questions about whether Baghdad will have enough police to help provide security for the country's elections in January
The huge shortfall of police in Baghdad is particularly remarkable because U.S. authorities repeatedly claimed ahead of the handover of power in June that numbers were sufficient.
- everything is OK
- we have all the resources we need
- blah, blah, blah...