Friday, December 24, 2004

Rumsfeld Admits 'Setbacks' in Iraq; Violence Flares in Fallujah

Yahoo! News - Rumsfeld admits 'setbacks' in Iraq, violence flares in Fallujah

Beleaguered Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to the troops in the Iraqi capitol of Baghdad this morning, where he fielded polite questions from GIs (I don't suppose that this was stage-managed, do you?). But Rumsfeld did admit that US forces had faced "setbacks" recently in fighting a renewed Iraqi insurgency. As Rumsfeld left Baghdad, an enormous exposion ripped through the western part of the city, injuring 20 people.

Meanwhile, Britain's Catholic prelate,
Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor criticized the war in Iraq as a "waste of billions" of pounds that could have been put to positive social uses.

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