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Intelligence gleaned since Saddam capture makes Iraq safer: Myers

US General Richard Myers said US-led forces had gained valuable intelligence since Saddam Hussein was captured and proclaimed Iraq a safer place with more Iraqis offering information. Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also dismissed any notions that coalition forces were “mired down” by insurgency. “The situation in Iraq is, from a security standpoint, a little bit better now since the capture of Saddam Hussein,” he said Thursday at a press roundtable in Beijing where he met China’s top military brass. “We’ve got some very valuable intelligence that allowed us to go out and capture people in the cells of the former regime elements that were prosecuting the attacks, not just on the coalition but on the Iraqis and the International Red Cross.” Full Story

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