In the battle against the Thuggies, there are two kinds of Iraqi forces coming out to do battle against the enemy: planned units and the pop-ups that appear overnight, like mushrooms on the front lawn, however, unlike mushroom these "pop ups" are better led, motivated and first class killers against the thugmasters seeking to take over their country. "Just show us where to go and we will eat the insurgents alive," an Iraqi in one of these units told Maj. Wales earlier this month when he tracked them down at a long-shuttered Baghdad airport."
"Greg Jaffe had an exceptional piece in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (subscription required) describing the rise of "irregular" Iraqi units around the country, which were popping up on their own, raised by individual officers, funded privately, with little connection to the U.S.-led effort to raise an Iraqi army. Surprisingly (or maybe not so), these ad hoc units appear to be better led, better equipped, and more combat effective than their "official" brethren. And, perhaps more importantly, some U.S. officers are recognizing this, and figuring out how they might co-opt or work together with these Iraqi forces."
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