Saturday, June 21, 2003

Weary of Occupation

US troops stationed in Iraq are "growing frustrated and disillusioned with their role as postwar peacekeepers," according to the Washington Post.

"'What are we getting into here?' asked a sergeant with the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division who is stationed near Baqubah, a city 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. 'The war is supposed to be over, but every day we hear of another soldier getting killed. Is it worth it? Saddam isn't in power anymore. The locals want us to leave. Why are we still here?'"