Thursday, December 22, 2005

Changing Tide in Sunni Iraq.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:
U.S. soldiers in the northern Iraqi desert dug up more than 1,000 aging rockets and missiles wrapped in plastic, some of which were buried as recently as two weeks ago, Army officials said Tuesday.

Commanders in the 101st Airborne Division said an Iraqi tipped them off to the buried weapons, perhaps an indication that residents in this largely Sunni Arab region about 150 miles north of Baghdad are beginning to warm up to coalition forces.

"The tide is turning," said 2nd Lt. Patrick Vardaro, 23, of Norwood, Mass., a platoon leader in the division's 187th Infantry Regiment. "It's better to work with Americans than against us."


Contrary to 'quagmire experts' in climate controlled rooms commenting on the war, 2nd Lt. Patrick Vardaro is actually on the scene in Iraq.

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