April 04, 2008

Further proof the New York Times (and that unnamed Iraqi goverment official, of course) hate America and freedom

"[T]he ISF performed remarkably well, moving numerous units to Basra on short notice, establishing them in the city, engaging in hard fighting, and stopping only when Sadr caved."

- Fred and Kimberly Kagan, The Weekly Standard, 1 April 2008

"More than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers and policemen either refused to fight or simply abandoned their posts during the inconclusive assault against Shiite militias in Basra last week, a senior Iraqi government official said Thursday. Iraqi military officials said the group included dozens of officers, including at least two senior field commanders in the battle."

- The New York Times, 4 April 2008

In what fantasy land does Fred Kagan live?