Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"12 to 18 Months" or "The Check Is In the Mail"

Part of Anti-terrorism Act violates charter: judge - 24 Oct 2006 at 2:56pm - The first person charged under the federal Anti-terrorism Act in Canada won a legal victory on Tuesday when an Ontario judge struck down a provision because he says it violates charter rights.

US aims for Iraq security handover within 18 months: military commander - 24 Oct 2006 at 10:07am - The American military commander in Iraq, General George Casey, says the country's own armed forces should be able to take over security responsibility within the next 12 to 18 months.
Isn't it always "12 to 18 months"? How are the next 12 to 18 months going to differ from the last 12 to 18 months?

US says it must succeed, sets 18-month limit for Iraqi army - 24 Oct 2006 at 9:33am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US ambassador to Iraq has said his country "must succeed" while the the American military commander said Iraqi armed forces should be ready to take over security responsibility in 18 months.
"Must succeed", of course. But what is the definition du jour of "success"?

Iraq conflict now a struggle among Iraqis: U.S. commander - 24 Oct 2006 at 8:51am - The nature of the conflict in Iraq has fundamentally changed over the past year into a "complex and difficult" struggle for power among Iraqis, the top American commander in Iraq said Tuesday.
Funny, the whitehouse keeps referring to "the enemy we face", one enemy, making it sound not complex at all.

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