In a June 27 Dept. of Defense press service article, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was questioned about a "guerrilla war" in Iraq and answered by saying, "I don't know that I would use the word." We're not sure why there is a reluctance use the "guerrilla" label on the remnants of Saddam sympathizers (or "dead-enders" as Rumsfeld aptly dubbed them), but it was the most accurate label we could fit on a scorpion. Also in the article, Rumsfeld referred to efforts to recruit a "de-Baathicized" Iraqi army, which was good to hear; Iraq should be de-Baathicized the way Germany was de-Nazified.
The good news this weekend was that U.S. forces launched a massive operation to root out insurgents. Excerpt: "We can no longer stand for our guys getting killed like this," Col. David Hunt, U.S. Army Ret, and military expert for Fox News said Sunday.
UPDATE July 2: Fox News reports: Bush Pledges to Deal Harshly With Iraqi Resistance.
Posted by Forkum at June 30, 2003 08:05 AM