Iraqi general refuses to give up Falluja fighters (!)
The Iraqi general chosen to run a new security force in Falluja yesterday distanced himself from the US military by refusing American demands to give up foreign fighters supposedly hiding in the city.
As a flood of civilians returned home after four weeks of a ferocious assault on the city by American marines, Major General Jasim Mohammed Saleh said the US had provoked a backlash from ordinary Iraqis.
“The reasons for the resistance go back to the American provocations, the raids and abolishing the army, which made Iraqis join the resistance,” he said.
I wonder, was he was a double all along? Get the weapons, the supplies, the troops, then show your true colors? Yet one more sign of a disintegrating US offensive.