Rebel attacks in the capital are expected to rise in coming weeks despite US-Iraqi efforts to stem them, as insurgents try to play up insecurity in the country, a US military official said Friday.
“I think there will be a lot of small attacks in the next couple of weeks with the Iraqi prime minister going to the United States,” Lieutenant Colonel Michael Pryor of the US 3rd Infantry Division’s Task Force Baghdad said.
“The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.”
Dick Cheney, June 20, 2005.