U.S. forces rescued 41 Iraqi civilians Sunday from an Al Qaeda hide-out northeast of Baghdad, including some who showed signs of torture and broken bones, a senior U.S. official said.
Details were incomplete, but Caldwell said some of the freed Iraqis were being transported to medical facilities for treatment of their injuries. There were no indications that Americans had been held at the hide-out, he said. It was not immediately clear whether any Al Qaeda figures were captured.
U.S. forces previously have found a number of houses used by Al Qaeda for detention, including some where prisoners showed signs of torture. But the hide-out raided Sunday in Diyala province was the largest, Caldwell said in a telephone interview. He declined to be more specific about the location, citing security reasons.
So, here’s the question: Do the Dhimmis think if we leave Iraq, al Qaeda will leave as well?
I don’t bloody well think so!
We are there, no matter if you agree with the reason or not. Start fighting the war, and stop the policing BS. There will be collateral damage, which does suck, but has been part of any, and every, war through out history. It happens. Do we prefer to roll over and ‘play dead’, or do we want victory? Time to sh*t, or get off the pot!