Fighting for their own land

Yet more evidence that Iraq’s insurgency is led by native Iraqis:

“Iraqis, rather than foreign fighters, now form the vast majority of the insurgents who are waging a ferocious guerrilla war against United States forces in Sunni western Iraq, American commanders have revealed.

“Their conclusion, disclosed to the Sunday Telegraph in interviews over 10 days in battle-torn Anbar province, contradicts the White House message that outsiders are the principal enemy in Iraq.”

An insurgency against foreign occupation should not surprise the West (though we now learn that the US has a new recipe for “Iraq victory”.) Indeed, resistance to occupation is both expected and necessary.
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