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Issue No. 1929

“So went eight days of combat for this Iraq city, the most sustained period of street to street fighting that Americans have encountered since the Vietnam War. The proximity gave the fighting hellish intensity, with soldiers often close enough to see the enemies in the eyes.”

Dexter Filkins

US journalist embedded with the army during the assault on Fallujah

“If and when the dust settles, I wonder what will be found, other than devastated and uninhabitable ruins, a lot of dead bodies and countless homeless innocent Iraqis seething with anger at their ‘liberators’.”
Major Patrick O’Sullivan (TA), in a letter to the Telegraph

“We’re worried that in some areas—again, not all, in some areas—it would now be difficult to have elections.”
William Taylor director of the reconstruction office at the US embassy in Baghdad

“I will tell you that the intimidation campaign that is ongoing is very effective. And we see it permeates many levels of the Iraqi government and the Iraqi security forces.”
Lieutenant General Lance Smith, deputy commander of US Central Command on the resistance in Iraq

“Make no mistake, today we are at war. The demand on the force has increased exponentially.”
General Michael W Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps on resistance fighters


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Sat 27 Nov 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1929
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