Saturday | June 28, 2003
US still holds Syrian Border Guards
Pentagon Delays Releasing 5 Syrians Hurt in U.S. Raid
This delay has come despite objections from Syria, the United States State Department and even American military officers on the ground, the officials said.
Administration officials attributed the delay to civilians at the Pentagon who wanted the guards to be questioned more extensively. An official said the delay did not seem to be based on hard evidence that the Syrian guards had assisted the Iraqi convoy that was the target of the American attack
Tell me again how that Task Force 20 convoy was targeted by accident.
How incredibly irresponsible. The Syrians did nothing wrong. We shot them, probably in Syria. This is akin to taking hostages.
Does Rumsfeld think remotely piloted planes from Nevada can prevent even more kidnappings. The Syrians have assets in Iraq we have little idea about. A thuggish attempt to bully them without thinking about the consequences.
This is playing with fire.
Steve GilliardPosted June 28, 2003 02:21 AM | Comments (49)