"Sunni militias that once fought U.S. troops are now seeking to join
them, frustrated by al Qaeda’s influence in parts of Baghdad, a U.S. commander
said on Friday.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad,
said working with the militias compensates for insufficient Iraqi police
presence in some neighborhoods.
“Some of them who have previously been
fighting us have come to us as we’ve spoken with them and they want to fight
with us,” Fil said."
The real enemy of the people of Iraq is not America, and they are starting to see that now. The real enemy of the people of Iraq is the terrorists. While our methods leave something to be desired, what we are attempting to give to them is a strong democracy, and what the terrorists are trying to give to them is the same backward oppression that has ruled the Muslim world for hundreds of years.