Thursday, July 02, 2009

Public Debate

Replying to Truthout article Iraq Vote Could Oust US Troops Early (02 July 2009) by Maya Schenwar (typos fixed):
Keep in mind that as currently structured, it's not a violation of the terms to have US troops in combat gear, ready for action, in major (or minor) metropolitan areas, provided they're dutifully under the command of a senior Iraqi military officer and under strict orders to comply with Iraqi chain of command rules of engagement. Of course there's political pressure to not need any US combat forces, merely pointing out the fact that you can't assume, just because you see US troops patrolling in an Iraqi town, that a violation has occurred. You'll need to do more investigative journalism -- as it might be a violation, just have to dig.
Replying to Truthout article Kill the Indian. Save the Man. (02 July 2009) by Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola: