[lit-ideas] Re: The beginning of the end in Iraq

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:16:04 -0700

>>Eric, everything you've said shows that we're still
clueless that this war cannot be won militarily.

Okay forget about me. Would you admit that a US Army General might know more about military matters than you do? Just maybe? Possibly because it's ... his job?

Nahhh...forget it. You always know more than everyone else.

Eric, read the papers. Which one? All of them. It's over.

The only discussion now how to pull out. Bush will say "We did our part, now it's up to the Iraqi government."



It wasn't about military matters. US generals fight to win large-scale mechanized land wars. That's what that general's "job" is.

But you don't understand. There is no such war in Iraq. It's some 20-30 different militia fighting among themselves in street battles for control. Those are Shiite militia, namely, our guys. Our own side in Iraq is fighting among itself. The US Army can't possibly "win" such a situation. Nobody can.

It's finally over.


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