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Needed in Iraq: 28% more John Wayne
WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/2/06 | Andrew Longman

Posted on 12/02/2006 10:10:05 AM PST by wagglebee

Remarkable in the rhetoric of all the major leadership voices on the Iraq issue is the repeatability; you can trust that again and again cookie-cutter responses of wrongness will be popped out, the same errors re-treaded with apparently no imagination whatsoever. It is also appalling that nobody seems to know how to crush the insurgency in Iraq decisively. Forgive me for saying the very, very obvious, but here's how.

First, the No. 1 rule in Islamist-Arab politics is … kill the head guy. He who kills the head guy becomes the new head guy. Brutal, unpleasant, but true. So? The USA does not have legitimacy in the eyes of the Shia rebellion because it hasn't killed Muqtada al Sadr outright. Because he is still around they believe he must be more powerful. So they follow him. Put a cruise missile through his window and he becomes instantly less popular.

The reason the Sunni insurgency is still around is because Saddam Hussein is still allowed to rave on TV like a wino driven by drugs manufactured in a genetically modified Babylonian goat. Step two is to hang Saddam by the neck until dead.

Step three is to institutionalize and promise the targeted killing of the head of the Shia insurgency, the head of the Sunni insurgency, and the head of al-Qaida in Iraq, whenever and wherever those heads emerge.

Who?

Don't you remember that group that became a lot, lot, less dominant and effective when we waxed al-Zarqawi?

Oh yeah …

Next, the fact is when you waffle and promise troop reductions in the press, the terrorists take heart, swap Jane Fonda DVDs, stick it out and attack you. So, announce that there will be 5,000 troops arriving new, every month, because the president enjoys crushing insurgents and he shows the video of them getting wiped out at home. The inevitability of the failure of the insurgency must be hammered home to the insurgents so they are crushed and have no hope.

Continuing, you don't plead sweetly in the press for Iran and Syria to, pretty please, quit doing unhelpful things. Here is what you do instead. You tell both countries that the borders will allow crossings at only two or three points of contact. You station massive numbers of Iraqi troops there, then American troops behind them. Everything that goes through the border is searched by both. Then you tell Syria and Iran that anything and everything crossing into Iraq at an unapproved border location will be blown off the map.

To complete the process, you order the U.S. military to vaporize anything that crosses and has gotten one kilometer into Iraq. You do this relentlessly. If the situation doesn't improve and Iran and Syria don't start behaving, you move this line toward the border. Five hundred meters. Zero meters. Negative one kilometer. You keep on encroaching Iranian and Syrian territory with bombing runs, wiping out anything that looks like it is aimed at crossing the border until they quit crossing the border.

Smile sweetly at Iran and Syria and let Iraq explain, then, how it needs them as partners. As soon as they arrive at the assist-Iraq conference, double the bombing runs and keep it up the entire time. You will get wonderful results, great speeches and marvelous attitudes. Smile and enjoy it, speak with flourishes and politeness – but keep bombing.

Next, explain to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey that the border policies with Syria and Iran have finally taken root and that the lunatics who formerly were being porous problems have developed civilized sides. They will praise you for your work ethic.

Continuing, the American forces should, wherever possible, be put on search and destroy missions for insurgents, and the day to day wandering the streets should be given to Iraqis. They should continually and insistently using crushing force, putting up with nothing, finishing each job decisively. Bombs should fall on insurgent headquarters often. When the insurgents sue for peace, the U.S. should double operations and keep them up for a month before considering offers. The U.S. should not show favoritism when coming across insurgent groups fighting each other – the U.S. should kill them all. Eventually people will realize: Quitting the insurgency means participating in 5 percent annual GDP growth … and being alive. Why not try anything once?

Last, terrorists should be humiliated according to their own customs. Kitchener of Khartoum crushed the Sudanese insurgency and brought relative calm to that country for 50 years by opening up with the British naval guns on the tomb of the revered Mahdi, utterly leveling it. Any sight revered by a terrorist insurgent should be pulverized with a very American bomb and, preferably, a C-130 full of pigs dumped on it from a few thousand, splat, feet. (Can't we figure out how to make a cruise-pig that could be targeted with GPS coordinates, trotted gruntingly to its destination, and then exploded?)

Do that and you will settle the problems. That's how to make the enemy despondent so he recognizes that it's evil to be an insurgent.

Don't do those things and keep losing time and lives needlessly.

We don't need some tweedy self-congratucrat trying to burnish his man-of-the-century vitae. We just need 28 percent more John Wayne.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; johnwayne
Perfect policy!
1 posted on 12/02/2006 10:10:06 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/02/2006 10:11:48 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
Any sight revered by a terrorist insurgent should be pulverized with a very American bomb and, preferably, a C-130 full of pigs dumped on it from a few thousand, splat, feet.

I was cheering him on until this sentence. Terrorists revere sights that our friends also revere. This would make enemies out of friends.

3 posted on 12/02/2006 10:17:11 AM PST by loreldan (Without coffee I am nothing.)
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To: wagglebee
yeah...of course what we really need is HIM in charge of the ground forces...


.....and HIM in charge of the fleet!

Trust me, the car bombings and insurgency would stop overnight.



4 posted on 12/02/2006 10:18:29 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: wagglebee

Great!

Grist for the

6th Keyboard Warrior Brigade (Armchair Mechanized)
Andrew Longman, Commanding


5 posted on 12/02/2006 10:19:54 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: wagglebee

John Wayne didn't he stay at home and make movies while the other actors joined up?


6 posted on 12/02/2006 10:20:38 AM PST by MadMitch
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To: Clifford The Big Red Dog

In the "spirit of multinationalism," I would also take Rommel on the ground.


7 posted on 12/02/2006 10:22:13 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: MadMitch

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_004.html


8 posted on 12/02/2006 10:24:48 AM PST by ErnBatavia (recent nightmare: Googled up "Helen Thomas nude"....)
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To: wagglebee
I agree....in the same spirit i nominate HIM for the air forces:




9 posted on 12/02/2006 10:26:26 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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10 posted on 12/02/2006 10:35:32 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: wagglebee

Its a nice picture of "The Duke" but remember that he NEVER was in the military...he just acted out someone else's direction on screen. He did a good job but lets credit the guys and gals who really carried the load.


11 posted on 12/02/2006 10:54:18 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Don Corleone

John Wayne worked extensively with the USO as did other celebrities like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, he was in his mid 30s at the start of World War II. During the Cold War he was a main voice in the fight against communism.

http://www.jwplace.com/patriot.html


12 posted on 12/02/2006 11:09:50 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

bump


13 posted on 12/02/2006 11:14:09 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: wagglebee
Image hosted by Photobucket.comyou can NEVER have tooo much Duke...

14 posted on 12/02/2006 12:19:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: wagglebee
"... like a wino driven by drugs manufactured in a genetically modified Babylonian goat."

LOLOL!

15 posted on 12/02/2006 12:54:49 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: wagglebee

We don't have enough troops to guard the entire Iraqi border with Iran, let alone Syria too.


16 posted on 12/02/2006 1:07:15 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: MadMitch
John Wayne didn't he stay at home and make movies while the other actors joined up?

Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart

17 posted on 12/02/2006 1:16:31 PM PST by mjp
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To: wagglebee

Better to just nuke the whole region.


18 posted on 12/02/2006 2:03:03 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: MadMitch
John Wayne didn't he stay at home and make movies while the other actors joined up?

Wrong. Wayne did sign up but the military figured out he would be much more useful in WWII films than actually serving.

19 posted on 12/02/2006 2:26:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: MadMitch
Quote John Wayne didn't he stay at home and make movies while the other actors joined up? Um... NO! John Wayne was the one who was turned down from attending the US Naval Acadamy Annapolis due ONLY to a medical problem with his knee. In fact, he stated this was his one great disappointment in life. Wayne said, "Ever since we moved to California, I loved the sea. More than anything else, I wanted to go to Annapolis and become an officer in the Navy. It was a terrible disappointment when I didn't make it. In a way, I guess I never really got over it...." So your implied slander of John Wayne as a coward is just a hollow attack. Stayed home, indeed.
20 posted on 12/02/2006 9:59:07 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: wagglebee

We already have a lot of John Wayne's in Iraq, OUR TROOPS.. but what need is some John Wayne Leadership in our Government.


21 posted on 12/02/2006 10:03:48 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

So he did stay at home then. Nice war work if you can get it.


22 posted on 12/03/2006 1:34:13 AM PST by MadMitch
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To: wagglebee
"John Wayne worked extensively with the USO, as did other celebrities like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope...During the Cold War he was a main voice in the fight against Communism"

Yep- a Patriot with a capital "P"- What a contrast compared to today's Hollywood crowd- drugged out, selfish, arrogant, ungrateful, no class, low lifes, who hate the country that gives them their lavish, self-indulgent lifestyles, and either out right despise, or could care less about the military who protect their sorry, worthless, carcases.

We need much more John Wayne here in the US too.

As for the article- I don't understand why Sader wasn't made to assume room temperature- the first time he started causing trouble. We can't win a PC war.

23 posted on 12/03/2006 1:59:59 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush-pray for our military-pray for our congress-pray for our nation)
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To: wagglebee
"Can't we figure out how to make a Cruise pig that could be targeted with GPS coordinates, trotted gruntingly to its destination, and then exploded?"

Michael Moore?

24 posted on 12/03/2006 2:05:01 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush-pray for our military-pray for our congress-pray for our nation)
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To: MadMitch

Are you dense or just a gadfly?


25 posted on 12/26/2006 10:22:50 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I just don't see what is so heroic about staying home making movies, I'm sure if he had really wanted to serve he could of pulled some strings and got in the navy like he so wanted. 28% more John Wayne why do we need an actor in Iraq?


26 posted on 12/27/2006 10:13:55 AM PST by MadMitch
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To: wagglebee
Amen! to all the above...


27 posted on 12/27/2006 11:47:53 AM PST by Gritty (The West has three potentially fatal bugs -- pacifism, self-hatred, and complacency - Richard Pipes)
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