BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, warned Friday that attacks against coalition forces will likely escalate over the next few months as the occupation authority prepares for a transfer of sovereignty to a new Iraqi government.
The warning came after a roadside bomb hit a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad, killing one soldier, the military said. Two Iraqi civilians also died and 13 were injured, hospital workers said.
“In an interview with The Associated Press, Bremer said former members of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence agencies were now assuming an increasingly prominent role in the insurgency. He predicted an upsurge in attacks in coming months.
“In the immediate phase ahead of us between now and the end of June we will actually see an increase in attacks, because the people who are against us now realize that there’s huge momentum behind both the economic and political reconstruction of this country,” Bremer told the AP.
So, even though it was going to be a “cakewalk,” and now that it’s “Mission Accomplished,” they’re “bringing it on” so they can be caught in the “flypaper” and assure us that we’ll have “peace with honor.” Yeah, that’s the ticket.