Saturday, December 03, 2005
Bush Lied About Iraqi Involvement in the Battle of Tal Afar
Earlier in the week during Bush claimed that the Iraqi forces took the lead in the latest Battle of Talafar:
The progress of the Iraqi forces is especially clear when the recent anti-terrorist operations in Tal Afar are compared with last year’s assault in Fallujah. In Fallujah, the assault was led by nine coalition battalions made up primarily of United States Marines and Army — with six Iraqi battalions supporting them…This year in Tal Afar, it was a very different story. The assault was primarily led by Iraqi security forces — 11 Iraqi battalions, backed by five coalition battalions providing support.
However, embedded reporter Michael Ware who was there at the battle had a different story to tell on Anderson Coopers 360 show on CNN:
I was in that battle from the very beginning to the very end. I was with Iraqi units right there on the front line as they were battling with al Qaeda. They were not leading. They were being led by the U.S. green beret special forces with them.
GOI: So who are you going to believe? An embedded reporter who was actually at the battle or a dubious President who's people have been caught paying Iraqi journalists to type up propaganda in fake newspapers?? Bush will say anything at this point and if the Iraqi forces are doing so well according to him then why are we still there???
Sure there is good news coming out of Iraq but I'm not going to dress up a pig and put lip stick on it and call it a beauty queen. The news is OVERWHELMINGLY bad and you can't polish a terd.
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