That has been the story out there by the liberals. There is no chance of the Iraqi’s standing up for themselves. The security forces are a sham. Well. even the most unbiased news source [gag], Reuters, had to eat crow with this story:
Iraqi forces seize 131 suspects in raid
Iraqi soldiers, backed by US helicopters, are reported to have seized 131 suspects in a dawn raid on insurgents planning attacks on the holy city of Kerbala.
The Defence Ministry says troops also retrieved tonnes of explosives.
The Defence Minister, Hazim al-Shaalan, described it as a very successful operation based on intensive surveillance.
Several suspected militants were reported killed in the operation, which began late on Friday and culminated in the dawn raid just outside Kerbala, about 100 kilometres south-west of Baghdad.
Officials say say those arrested included foreigners using fake Iraqi identification papers.
Three tonnes of TNT explosive, hundreds of rocket-propelled grenade launchers and at least three prepared car bombs were also found.
Kerbala, an important Shi’ite Muslim holy city, has been targeted by militants several times in the past.
Next week the city will draw hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for Arbain, a major mourning ceremony.
Earlier this week Iraqi police commandos said they killed 85 militants in a raid on a suspected insurgent training camp near Baghdad, hailing it as a breakthrough against the insurgency.
God Bless those fighting men of Iraq. May they make their country and parents proud and safe.