View Full Version : A Marine Captain Trains Iraqi Colonel To Take Over Fight

03-01-05, 06:36 PM
This is worth taking the time to read in The Wall Street Journal. February 24, 2005 by Greg Jaffe.

A small clip to give you an idea of what it's about.

"As a car approached, the Iraqis unleashed a torrent of warning shots.The bullets whizzed just past the heads of the Marines.

Capt. Jamie Farrelly, leader of the nine-man U.S. team, was furious. Even though no one was injured, his men could have been hurt. The Iraqis' commander, who is called Col. Yassir, immediately said it wasn't his fault. His soldiers weren't professionals like the Marines, he said, and shouldn't be expected to perform at the same level.

"B-s-! It is your fault," Capt. Farrelly says he screamed at Col. Yassir. "Just like every thing here is your fault, because you don't hold anyone accountable. You don't discipline your troops. You don't maintain basic standards."

Col. Yessir confirms the account."

The key to bringing our troops home rests in the hands of a few that are training the Iraqi command.---It's a good read!

03-01-05, 08:09 PM
Colonel "Yes-sir"!