plus, the military breaking and forcing their way in as if it was a real raid, and terrifying employees, etc, simply means that we'll have to spend more money in repairs.
Because an office door was locked, the soldiers radioed Army Capt. Dan Cederman, who was leading the raid, to ask whether they should knock it down. "I told them that would kind of defeat the purpose," Capt. Cederman recalls. "We'd have just had to come back out the next day to fix it."
"Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things," Rumsfeld said. "They're also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that's what's going to happen here.
"I think it will be rather clear in the next 60 to 90 days as to whether this plan [i.e. the surge in American troops in Iraq] is going to work. And, again, that’s why we need to have close oversight, so that we just don’t look up 60 or 90 days from now and realize that — that this plan is not working."
Seconds before the shell struck, Ban said he was considering expanding the U.N. presence in Iraq because of an improvement in the security situation.
The United Nations now operates from a well-protected compound inside the Green Zone -- a Green Zone within a Green Zone, as it were -- and its non-Iraqi staff members rarely travel in Baghdad or elsewhere in Iraq.
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