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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Does Anyone Else Find This Ironic?

The timing for this couldn't be better.

Iraq Searches, American Style

American-style search warrants are coming to Iraq, a victory for locals who don't like random searches but a defeat for some troops who think surprise searches are useful. While still under review, the new policy requiring search warrants is expected to go into force next month. "That is fine," Lt. Col. Alan Kelly tells our Julian E. Barnes in Mosul. Kelly, commander of the 172nd Stryker Brigade's 1-17 infantry battalion, explains that most bad guys operate from roving cars, not houses, anyway. But other officers aren't happy, believing the new policy will lead insurgents to simply shift strategies. "It will be just like the mosques," one tells Barnes. "They will start hiding weapons in their homes."

Posted by Hillel Levin on December 20, 2005 at 01:27 PM in Hillel Levin | Permalink

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