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BBC: US Tactics Work In Iraq

by | 10th, July 2007

NOT so anti-American after all:

The BBC has not been a supporter of the Iraq war so it is quite something when its World Affairs Editor John Simpson concludes that America
might finally be pursuing the right tactics in Iraq. Mr Simpson made his conclusion at the end of a report on BBC1’s main evening news bulletin. After interviewing General David Petraeus, the Commander of US troops in Iraq, the BBC journalist said that the real battle was no longer in cities like Baquba which American troops had just liberated from Al-Qeada but in Washington where patience was running out.

But:

The Simpson report was not all positive. He noted the tendency, for example, of insurgents to direct their terrorism towards areas which stretched US forces were not targeting. He did say, however, that the extra 29,000 US troops were, perhaps, using the right tactics but two years too late.



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