Jaafari says Iraq can be made safe in two years

WHat kind of bullshit is this?  Hell, the USA isn’t even safe.  C’mon people wake up!!  Terrorism is not defeatable as long as the poor and disenfranchised are kept down.


BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said on Monday security in his country could be established within two years, while insurgents killed and wounded dozens in new attacks.

Four civilians were killed and 29 wounded by a car bomb at a Baghdad mosque, five people were killed by two roadside bombs, two senior police officers were assassinated and a mortar strike on a restaurant wounded seven people. A U.S. soldier was killed.

A U.S. Apache attack helicopter crashed north of Baghdad, killing both its crew. Witnesses said it may have been fired on.

Violence has worsened in the two months since Jaafari’s government took office, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reiterated on Monday it would be up to Iraqis, not U.S. forces, to defeat an insurgency that could last many years.

Rumsfeld’s remarks appeared to signal a change in the U.S. stance before President Bush’s planned keynote speech on Iraq on Tuesday. A few weeks ago Vice President Dick Cheney said the insurgency was in its last throes.

“I think two years will be enough and more than enough to establish security,” Jaafari told reporters after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London.

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