"This is not an enemy that can defeat us militarily."

[DOH! Neither were the Vietnamese! How blind can you be?!? -Thomas]

Monday, November 24, 2003 – Page updated at 12:29 A.M.



2 U.S. soldiers meet grisly end at hands of Iraqi mob

By Seattle Times news services

MOSUL, Iraq — Assailants killed two U.S. soldiers riding in a civilian car yesterday in this northern city and, in a bloody scene, crowds then reportedly mutilated their bodies, trashed the vehicle and made off with the soldiers’ belongings.

[… descriptions of various and sundry other attacks against everyone under the sun… ]

Despite the surge in both the scope and ferocity of the attacks, [Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the U.S. military deputy director for operations in Iraq] dismissed any threat posed by the guerrillas, whom he described as occasionally clever but overall “a pretty poor group of insurgents.

“We have nothing at this point that causes us to be concerned,” he said. “This is not an enemy that can defeat us militarily.”

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-Thomas Leavitt