Salı, Mart 21, 2006

Bush Ohio'da Talafer'i anlatti

President Bush delivered a high-profile speech about the war in Iraq on Monday, on the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion there.

Tal Afar
So today I'd like to share a concrete example of progress in Iraq that most Americans do not see every day in their newspapers or on their television screens. I'm going to tell you the story of a northern Iraqi city called Tal Afar, which was once a key base of operations for al Qaeda and is today a free city that gives reason for hope for a free Iraq.
Tal Afar is a city of more than 200,000 residents, roughly the population of Akron, Ohio. In many ways Tal Afar is a microcosm or Iraq. It has dozens of tribes of different ethnicity and religion. Most of the city residents are Sunnis of Turkoman origin.