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April 28, 2007

US Raids Capture AQI Terrorists And Iranian Weapons

Topics: Iraq

Only one day after the Pentagon announced the capture of al-Qaeda mastermind Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, US forces in Iraq captured a number of AQI terrorists in a series of raids and discovered a cache of Iranian arms south of Baghdad. Captain Ed has more on the story and the link, along with an example of what happens when we abandon an area with a weak security apparatus in place:

Now that the Brits and Danes have given the people of Basra a drop-dead date for their withdrawal, they have set in motion a fight for power that will only amplify as the withdrawal date approaches. Instead of throwing in with the central government, the flight of the Coalition has convinced Iraqis in that area that they have to find the strongest warlord for protection.

We can expect this across the country if the US withdraws precipitately from Iraq. A pullout will embolden the violent and frighten the law-abiding, and the end result will be a completely failed state. Regardless of whether one supported the invasion or not, it is obviously not in the American interest to leave behind a collapsed Iraq where the boldest and most vicious terrorists rise to power in fiefdoms small and large.

Posted by Abdul at April 28, 2007 10:14 AM

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