Monday, June 27, 2005

Jafaari: Two Years Enough For Security

In counterpoint to the gloom and doom forecast by US media, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari told reporters that two years would be "more than enough" time to establish security in Iraq. From the Associated Press:
LONDON - Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Monday that two years would be "more than enough" to establish security in his country.

Following talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, al-Jaafari said factors such as building up Iraq's own security forces, controlling its porous borders and pushing ahead with the political process would all play a part.

"I think two years will be enough, and more than enough, to establish security in our country," al-Jaafari told a news conference.
Jafaari obviously doesn't follow Western mainstream media outlets, otherwise he'd know that every inch of his country is under attack from a "growing and increasingly sophisticated" insurgency, and that it will take probably 800 to a thousand years and millions of casualties before Iraq is secure.