Skip to comments.BREAKING DOWN DOORS
Posted on 12/29/2003 1:04:30 AM PST by kattracksEdited on 05/26/2004 5:18:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
December 29, 2003 -- FILM footage making the media rounds shows American soldiers breaking through doors in the dead of night to arrest the old regime's remaining thugs. Our troops treat the inhabitants brusquely. Women and children wail.
Shown out of context and carefully edited, the clips portray our troops as bullies from a leftwing fantasy. But those nightlight videos are far more interesting for what they don't show or tell.
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The man has an utter dislike for the current SECDEF and a love of the previous one.
Yeah, but that's not surprising for a guy that was an MI dweeb and never served (AFAIK) as a combat arms soldier. For someone who has not been infantry of special ops, he has a pretty good grasp of what the boys are doing, and why it's the right thing to do.
Wasn't it Peters that wrote the lame story in a book of short fiction on future war, that had superhuman female infantrypersons saving helpless males with the help of their (I am not making this up) autonomous Shinseki combat vehicles? Although there was some internal consistency in this, in that the Army will be naming anything after Shinseki around the time women are ready for ground combat, and break the men's records at the Olympics....
As far as SECDEFs are concerned -- the only good thing about Cohen, who was a loser's loser, is that he wasn't as bad as Aspin, who was worth two divisions, an air wing, and a carrier task force to any enemy of ours. The only good thing about Aspin is that he had the human decency to feel guilt and shame when his ineptitude led to American deaths.
Neither of those two bozos was fit to shine Rummy's shoes. But they also weren't the worst SecDefs ever; I don't believe Robert S. Macnamara can ever be matched, let alone excelled.
Criminal Number 18F
A friend of mine in law enforcement says this is SOP. He once arrested a drug kingpin in a motel room on a major holiday with his family. The guy had been alluding him for months, was armed and dangerous. The little boy of the drug kingpin pulled on their legs and begged them not to take their daddy away as they slapped on the cuffs.
Did he feel terrible. You bet-- he had a family of his own he was missing Thanksgiving dinner for to get this scumbag off the street. But they couldn't miss letting him slip off again and hope they got another timely tip.
Here's words for the Senate Republicans to live by.
For every clinker of a story or article he writes he writes a ton of good stuff.
I can still see him on a talking head show, being asked about what we should do with the terrs that had attack the US, he simply stated "Kill them" end of interview segment and it was 4 months before I saw him on TV again.
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