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Saturday, September 18, 2004

The Quagmire Continues

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a crowd of people waiting to apply for jobs with the Iraqi National Guard in the northern city of Kirkuk on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 16, officials said.
The Americans insisted Saturday that the militants' campaign of violence won't succeed.

"The continued targeting of Iraqi Security Forces shows the desperation of anti-Iraqi forces as they recognize the continued improvement and capability of the Iraqi National Guard and Iraqi Police," said Maj. Neal O'Brien of the Army's 1st Infantry Division.
The continued bombing of "safe houses" in Fallujah shows the desperation of anti-human forces as they recognize the continued growth and effectiveness of the Iraqi resistance, says I.

If the most powerful military in the world can't provide enough security to protect one line of guys waiting to apply for a dangerous job, after such lines have already been targeted repeatedly, what possible chance does it have of providing "security" for a nation of 25 million, where 24 million of them hate their guts?

No legal justification. No moral justification. No justification now even on pragmatic grounds. Neither ends nor means justified: GET...OUT...NOW