Skip to comments.Ten Myths of the War in Iraq
Posted on 05/22/2007 7:08:23 AM PDT by bnelson44
Personal views of:
Brigadier General Steve Anderson
Deputy Chief of Staff
Resources and Sustainment
Multi-National Force - Iraq
A Powerpoint Presentation presented at: James Madison University, 27 Apr 07
-Present unvarnished viewpoint of soldier serving in Iraq in Baghdad for previous 8 months
-Provide insights on Operation Iraqi Freedom that may run counter to how many presently view the war
-Promote understanding of what many believe is the defining political-military event of this generation
-Engage in candid discussion with students, faculty and other attendees regarding OIF
Here is the presentation
HatTip Cannoneer No. 4!
I loved this. I have a friend in the Military who sent me this a couple weeks ago. It’s great!!
1.Your President is lying to you.
2.This war is illegal.
3.You cannot win the war.
4.You have lost this war.
We've got a real problem when 35% of Democrats believe President Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.........how many are on the Soros payroll in order to keep those lies alive..........
The biggest myth is that Iraq is a war on terrorism. The war against AQ and bin Laden is still unfinished. Iraq is a war on Islamofascism, whatever the hell that is.
The biggest myth is that Iraq is a war on terrorism
Why do you say it’s not?
If there is a Freeper Congress or RNC staffer out there ... how about getting this presentation delivered on the floor so it gets into he Congressional record?
A masterpiece. Thanks for the post.
Terrorism is just a name. Enemies have to be identified.
You might want to spread this around.
A point that while true, is not really relevant.
Jim Jones was NOT a religious fanatic. Read the transcripts of his last recorded harangues as his people are drinking the Kool Aid. He begs them to die like good Socialists and to their screams remarks that such terror is not the way for communists to die. There was no time for religious talk while “Revolutionary Suicide” was taking place.
Let’s chalk up Jim Jones as one firmly in the camp of Marxism and not of any sort of church other than a front for politics and race mixing as a fetish.
Yeah, I noticed that ... and the author also put in abortion clinic bombers. While there may be the very rare case of such a nut ... given the extreme rarity of those people compared to Islam, I find it hard to make some kind of equivolency between them and Islamic suicide bombers.
As to the rest of the presentation ... it has alot of good stuff in it but ignores the most basic issue that will determine our success or failure ... and that is domestic American politics. This is a war of wills, ours versus our enemies. They cannot beat us in a show of force or even in a war of attrition all other things being equal. But, they can break our will to fight. That is the key thing right now ... and this presentation ignores that key part of the war equation. Have we lost ... NO, can we win ... YES, will we win .... given our political climate I’d say the odds are against us. We are our worst enemy in this fight.
Myth # 1.
There is a War.
War was never declared.
Myth # 2
We are loosing.
We have achieved our major goals.
Myth # 3
Leaving now is surrender.
We won, let’s go home or into Iran.
We aren't really at war with the IRA, or the ETA, or the LTTE, because they have been smart enough not to draw our wrath.
This is good and makes one wonder again why this administration is not getting the real truth out to the American public.
One question re troop equipment. Why not equip all troops with GPS devices?
Thanks for posting this. I hope it gets widest dissemination throughout FR and on to lots of email lists.
Yes it looks like the Army has almost pulled off the impossible mission of establishing a “republic” (imperfect as all are and fragile as all republics are) in Iraq. But the victory should have been declared when Baghdad Bob fled and later when Saddam fell through the trap door. A stable government after we depart is not what earmarks victory.
Are you kidding around or don't you really understand that virtually all acts of 'terrorism' committed in the world today are done by Islamofacists (Islamists)?
Are you talking about tagging troops with GPS homers?
Because Russia could break the code, sell the technology to Iran and Iran will give it to the terrorists.