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September 18, 2005

157 Iraqis Dead In Massive Coordinated Attack

Don't sweat it, though, they were terrorist cockroaches, exterminated by a force consisting largely of Iraqi soldiers:

A force of about 5,000 Iraqis and 3,800 Americans killed at least 157 terrorists, detained 440 suspects, and discovered 34 weapons caches, all while suffering minimal casualties. "The terrorists are losing their morale. They couldn't resist as they did in Fallujah," Iraqi President Jalal Talabani told us in an interview last week in New York, where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly.

The Tal Afar operation calls into question the contention of war critics like Senator Joe Biden that there are only a handful of Iraqi troops capable of meaningful operations. In fact, U.S. commanders classify about 40 battalions--roughly 750 soldiers in each--as "fully independent" or able to fight "in the lead."

George Galloway immediately decried the Tal Afar action, accusing Iraqis of "illegally occupying their own country" without permission from French Prime Minister/SPECTRE operative Dominique De Villepain, aka "Le Douche Royale."

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