Saturday, November 11, 2006

Iraq Strategy To Be Examined

Is this the beginning of Somalia round two? Are we going to leave those who count on us high and dry?

The Pentagon is conducting a major review of the military's Iraq strategy to
determine "what's going wrong and should be changed"

Ol' BC is of the belief that in a time of war, there should be a perpetual study. That seems to me like a key part of running a war. If one is getting his ass handed to him, he may want to try something different. If you get them on the run, you may want to turn up the heat. Just being semi-logical may take this country a long way towards peace.

Asked by one interviewer whether the United States is winning the war in Iraq,
Pace replied: "You have to define 'winning.' I don't mean to be glib about
"Winning, to me, is simply having each of the nations that we're trying
to help have a secure environment inside of which their government and people
can function," he said, in remarks that seemed to depart significantly from the
administration's more ambitious stated goal of building a thriving democracy in

I guess that's one way of saying we don't have the backbone to see this through. Osama's recruiting just improved. "America is a paper tiger. They don't have the stomach for war." Osama is looking more and more like he's got it figured out. That is what he said after we pissed backwards in Somalia. What will he say after this fiasco?

Ol' BC can assure you of one thing. There are no sanitary wars. People die. Innocent people die. End it quickly and deaths are fewer. There may be more per day, but fewer. The Iraqis can police a vast majority of the country with minimal support. Maybe we should flood Baghdad with troops and turn up the heat. If all else fails...hmmmm...parking lot?

Just a thought.


At 3:02 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

End it quickly and deaths are fewer.

This seems to be the problem.

Iraqis seem quite happy that we came in and took out their problem. Unfortunately, they believe (probably correctly) that their new problem could have been averted if we had simply marched on to Tehran and cut off the hand that feeds the terrorists.

Your statement rings true, Ol' BC. Hiroshima and Nagasaki ultimately saved many Japanese lives, and more importantly, American lives in World War II. If we had applied a more shocking and awesome version of "shock and awe", we might have had more decisive success in Iraq and Iran.

Soldiers returning from the theater report astounding success. Unfortunately, liberals seem to expect to have it both ways. You have to obliterate your enemy without killing anyone in the process - including your enemy. It's a particularly sick concept of war, if you ask me.


At 6:50 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Still looking for the part of the US Constitution in which the use of our military to reshape foreign dictatorships is authorized.

I also haven't been able to find any information on a declaration of war against either Iraq or Afghanistan.

But, maybe I'm just nit-picking.


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