What ever happened to Dick Cheney's assertion that the insurgency is in it's
"last throes"? Well to add insult to injury, I just came across a report by the
that says insurgent arracks on U.S. convoys has doubled in the past year.
Remember in January when we were told these attacks would decrease because of
the election? Well it doesn't seem that had an effect and now we are told it
will happen after the constitution is written, which is due in three days. You
can bet after that it will be moved to the ratification of the constitution on
October 15, then the next election in December.
"As a matter of fact, we have seen an increase in the use of IEDs on our
convoys. And our main threat is the IED for the logistics convoys coming from
Kuwait, Jordan and Turkey, and then going to the Baghdad area. So the increase
has been to about 30 a week," Fontaine said.
"Because we've up-armored our vehicles, the casualties have decreased
significantly, even though the IED attacks have increased significantly. So
now our soldiers are safe in their Humvees and their trucks, and they walk out
of the incidents when the incident occurs," Fontaine added.
Now while Gen. Fontaine is giving us that report, others in the military ranks
are once again disagreeing:
Fontaine said the attacks on convoys are centered in the so-called Sunni
Muslim Triangle north and west of the capital.