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Securing The Iraqi Homeland: The Differing Faces Of Security 

Last Updated: 08/13/2013 4:20 pm

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"Who do you think is killing these people?"

"Who would think of killing a person who is fighting corruption?  If you can answer this question, you will find out."

The bait and switch game is on.  From somewhere comes a whisper that a specific person is acting as a puppet of the "American-backed government."  Fed into the ear of the likes of Moqtada al-Sadr, the former Baathist Sunnis in Fallujah, reinvented Iraqis like Chalabi, or anyone with a gripe, this information immediately makes them an enemy of Iraq.  For criminals at work laundering money, powerful people looking for control, or thieves - rich and poor - stealing the goods of a nation at war, these whispers deflect attention.  As these whispers reach the ears of the media, in many cases connect-the-dot verification via the Internet, or personal and/or corporate bias takes place.  Not to mention the many journalists spending more time holed up in the confines of their barricaded hotels than on the streets talking with the average Iraqi or forced to meet the needs of a far off editor who already knows the story they are looking for before it happens.  Before long catch words like "puppet" and "American-backed" are words being used by just about every media outlet.

And does anyone really know the truth besides those playing the game?  The only truth I know is that in the great primordial soup Iraq has become the outcome is a literal crap

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