Friday, November 18, 2005

Remember a couple of months ago when the Americans launched the big attack on Tall Afar to clean out the insurgents? Some colonel said at the time that the city was being used as a base of operations by foreigners coming across the border from Syria. "They come across the border and use Tall Afar as a base to launch attacks across northern Iraq," he said.

Well, after questioning over 1,000 prisoners, identifying the fighters killed, and conducting a number of other analyses, it has been determined that a grand total of--drumroll, please--NO foreign fighters were caught or killed.

Hmmm.... So much for the theory that foreigners were causing all the problems in Iraq.