Originally Posted by longarm
As far as the article, Fuck the whole Mid East! Fuck them, the Democracy that will never happen for those bass ackwards people, and their culture. Those assholes have been knocking each other off for over two thousand years, what makes anyone think they are going to stop because we say so? We have sunk WAY too much of our own money into that rat hole when they have more money in assests (oil) than we do. We have alot of issues over on this side of the world that need dealing with. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against this war, just the way it's being fought. We should have been done and gone by now if the fucking politicians left the fighting over there to the warriors. Let the Generals off their leashes and let them do what they were trained to do. If some people get offended in the mix, tough shit, welcome to Reality 101. God Bless our troops! They need all the support they can get right now.
I agree with a lot of this.
A key lesson from Vietnam, and now Iraq is that:
(1) The press must be controlled in a war zone. Yes, I said controlled. War is an unpleasant, dirty, and indiscriminate monster. A successful war CANNOT be waged with constant live "coverage" (translation: out-of-context imagery underscored with liberal "interpretation" presented on live TV). Let the military do their job - which means civilians will die, real estate will be destrouyed, and unpleasant, unfair things will happen
(2) Define the scope at the beginning, and stick to it. Know exactly what success is, and relentlessly move toward it.