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

  • From: "Judith Evans" <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 17:55:29 +0100

> General Grange had a brief outburst that seemed to surprise
> Dobbs. He said, "Half of the country seems to want us to
> lose this war! Why do we want to lose this war? We can win
> it if we want to."

our generals and former generals tend not to say things like
(Thank goodness.)

> Yeah not a bad idea. Fight to win. Put the entire army in
> Iraq. Close the borders. Impose a news blackout. Kill all
> the militia, from the leadership down unless they disarm.
> Round up all the unemployed males and put them in stockades
> for a year or so, allowing them to go out on work details to
> rebuild. Give it a year and if it doesn't work, leave.

(Caveat noted)

Of course the US could "win" this one if it were prepared to use
all its weaponry and all methods, regardless of probity and
treaty commitments:

"Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant"

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