To: sauropod; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper; Doctor Raoul; Fred Mertz; shezza; leadpenny; harpseal; ...
The last paragraph of this article:Once the war is concluded, if it is concluded well, these contradictions will be forgotten and the next strategic steps will unfold -- or so the administration's theory goes. That may be correct, and indeed, much of this is simply Washington chatter, of no consequence outside of Washington. Nevertheless, the intense strains of unarticulated strategic plans are showing.
Seems to be coming true even before the war is concluded. I know many don't feel Shinseki has the depth of experience, but his words seem to be holding true even before we are there as an occupation force. Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz are NOT generals, they are civilian leaders who have minimal experience in the tactical planning required for an operation such as is being carried out in the sands of Iraq.
posted on 03/30/2003 6:36:00 AM PST
posted on 03/30/2003 6:47:22 AM PST
(If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
I disagree. Once Baghdad falls, i think you will be amazed how quickly the Iraqis turn against the former regime.
The reason the Iraqis haven't come out yet to support the Allies is both predictable and prudent. If the Allies leave before Saddam falls, those Iraqis (like the teenage girl who was hanged for waving to troops) will be tortured and killed. Once Basra/Nasariya/etc falls, watch what happens!
I think things will settle down quickly once we get rid of Saddam... the Iraqis will turn their true tormentors...
posted on 03/30/2003 6:57:05 AM PST
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