Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Iraq Military Too Weak To Hold On
U.S. Commander of a new offensive north of Baghdad, reclaiming insurgent territory day by day, said his Iraqi partners may be too weak to hold onto the gains. The Iraqi military does not even have enough amunition and they are not quite up to the job yet. His counterpart in Baghdad seemed to agree, saying U.S. Troops are too few to garrison the districts newly rid of insurgents. It can't be coalition (U.S.) forces. We have what we have. There's got to be more Iraqi security forces. The two commanders spoke after a deadly day for the U.S. military in Iraq. At least 12 soldiers were killed from roadside bombings and other causes, leaving at least 31 dead for the week.