Friday, December 10, 2004

Today's Papers:

From Slate's Today's Papers:
The Post's Scott Wilson files on Page One after having spent a few days patrolling with GIs in Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city. His unit ran into repeated ambushes, and Wilson writes "elections have barely registered in the frightened day-to-day life of most people" there. No voter education offices have opened in the city. And Iraqi security forces are "in shambles." About 90 percent of Mosul's police have deserted. One American sergeant described the Iraqi soldiers accompanying his unit as "our biggest liability. "These guys are awful."

Post op-ed columnist David Ignatius also files from Mosul and backs up Wilson's conclusions.

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