Skip to comments.The Hard Hand of War
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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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.
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.
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.
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