Iraq, I Hardly Knew Thee: News from the Front
An image from Iraq taken yesterday that you're not likely to see on tongiht's Hardball.
Our troops are motivated and dedicated like no other group of people I have ever seen. More than any politician, journalist or blogger, our troops understand the history and cultural forces swirling in Iraq that make it such an incredibly challenging environment. They are bringing that knowledge to the struggle every day, and while their efforts may not always result in perfect outcomes, no one should doubt their devotion to winning the war here in all of its dimensions.In an interview with Bill Ardalino, embedded in Fallujah, a local makes this very important point about how to win in al Anbar:
"The tribes will follow, they will be on the side of the powerful person, the powerful group. If we have that power, they're going to be on our side.Sounds very much like Osama bin Laden's 'strong horse' argument. That is, Muslims will support whoever they belive is winning the fight. Perhaps he is right.
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at January 11, 2007 11:17 AM
eliminate arabs, eliminate terrorism.
Posted by: James Jay Fistro at January 11, 2007 01:00 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at January 11, 2007 03:16 PM
And all this talk about power... gee, that's always worked so well in the past. That's called Empire. And it would only be a matter of time before somebody knocked you down.
Actually that's pretty much happen. Now don't you nutty mcnutters take this the wrong way, because Bin Laden is a douche, BUT he is one of the most brilliant millitary minds in history. All he had to do was knock a couple of buildings down to drive Americans so completely fucking insane, that you stop thinking and fuck everything up beyond recognition, thus starting the begining of the end of your empire.
Nice work retards.
Posted by: John at January 12, 2007 02:14 AM
USA, all the way!
Posted by: Michael Weaver at January 12, 2007 12:20 PM
The above having been said, Osama But Crack is kind of smart or he would be a wall trophy right now, however, anyone who knows anything about politics through history knows that those who do not have power live at the mercy of those who do. That means America must remain strong, unless it is to exist at the whim of others. It is just plaintrue.
USA, all the way!
Posted by: Michael Weaver at January 12, 2007 12:24 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at January 12, 2007 03:20 PM
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