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The Hard Hand of War
American Thinker ^ | June 07, 2007 | Rachel Neuwirth

Posted on 06/07/2007 10:04:26 PM PDT by liberty_lvr

Historian James M. McPherson's magnificent collection of essays This Mighty Scourge; Perspectives on the Civil War contains an essay on General William Tecumseh Sherman's famous, or infamous, "march through Georgia " that sheds light on the success of his march in bringing victory, and peace, to the United States.


Calling such counterterrorist strikes "war crimes," as many who are critical of both America (and Israel) do, is extremely unfair. In fighting an enemy who kills soldiers and civilians without distinction, it is not possible to fight a completely "clean" war, without losing it to the terrorist enemies. No country can defeat its enemies while fighting with one hand tied behind its back.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arsonistsherman; confederacy; confederate; damnyankee; dixie; shermanthebeast; treasonexterminator; warcrimes; warcriminal; yankeedog
This is a quick read, but a good one. I wish I could stay awake long enough to lay out a few of my own opinions, but the morning comes early.

I'll just be content with saying that until the lessons of history or hardship itself forces the will to finish this fight against Islamic anarchy, our country will continue to die a slow death of a thousand cuts.

I look forward to the insight of other FReepers awake at this ungodly hour.

1 posted on 06/07/2007 10:04:26 PM PDT by liberty_lvr
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To: liberty_lvr

The hard hand of war should be tested in Gaza:
Cut off food
Cut off water
Cut off electricity
Cut off escape except into the Sinai and never let one Gazan return.
Seal Gaza and bulldoze every structure flat from high rise to mud hut
Grade and smooth the surface.
Parcel out the improved land in 5 acre lots free to any enterprising diaspora Jew willing to return to Israel.

2 posted on 06/07/2007 10:23:12 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: liberty_lvr
Sherman did what he had to hasten the end of the war. The rebs testified to his effectiveness by their whining and exaggerating right from the beginning. Harsh measures saved lives in World War II. It’s the only way to fight a war.
3 posted on 06/08/2007 5:28:01 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: liberty_lvr

What we need in the Middle East is another march to the Sea.

This time to the Med.

US armored forces drive through Lebanon while US Marines secure a port and the USAF enforces a no fly zone.

4 posted on 06/08/2007 8:05:37 AM PDT by Santiago de la Vega (El hijo del Zorro)
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