Baghdad Push Just the Start


GIs_blindfolds.jpg"News that an Iraqi Army brigade and 2,000 American troops have begun an operation in [Baghdad's] Sunni dominated neighborhood of Azamiyah has kicked off speculation the Baghdad Security Operation is now underway in full force," serial embedder Bill Roggio notes. "But the fact is the operation to stabilize the capital and the surrounding provinces is only in its infancy. Today's positioning of forces Azamiyah is but one more opening move on the chessboard."From what I understand, Gen. David Petraeus, the new American commander in Iraq, only now just got to Iraq. So it doesn't seem like the moment for the be-all-, end-all push the papers are trumpeting.

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