I don’t know what you are smoking, but it must be some powerful stuff.
Part of what I say is based on the thoughts of my son who is currently in Special Forces, and 8 days after SH invaded Kuwait was deployed in Saudi Arabia with the 82nd Airborne.
Several months before we went into Iraq in 2003, and after the big Gen Shinseki(sp?) blowup because he said we should have 350,000 troops going in I asked my son how many he thought we ought to have. His figure was 450,000. Subsequently, the man Bush put in, his name escapes me at almost 3 am, said we should have had around 1/2 million.
At any rate I have watched the situation with more than the average interest since my son’s life is at risk. And also given it a lot of thought. He also served for 8 months in Afghanistan in 2006 with Special Forces.