I have to use the word 'insurgent' because I can't think of a better word right now.
Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership.
From 8,000 miles away... I would not judge a fellow soldier from a friendly nation and how they are employing their resources.
Marines are very good at fighting... And if Gen. Franks wants fighters on the ground and he puts Marines in, he'll have what he wants.
Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past.
We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty.
The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq, that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country.
There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.