Thursday, March 30, 2006

The historical parallel that isn't going away...

They'll deny it and deny it, but they're making the same tragic, greedy, arrogant, brutal mistakes they always do.

I said it August 10 2005.

1. Underestimating the enemy. They won't give up.

2. Deceiving the public. The public won't buy it.

3. Blaming the media. Reporters don't lose it.

4. Gaming the statistics. Body counts don't win it.

5. Counterinsurgency instead of hearts and minds.

6. “Search and destroy” instead of "clear and hold."

7. “Iraqization” = “Vietnamization”

8. Absence of exit strategy.

9. Letting suits, not uniforms, make strategic decisions.

10. Lying about the reasons.

Jesus. What a pointless un-necessary disaster.

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