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Geronimo

Friday, November 25, 2005

Water over the dam Misjudgement

If you want to talk about misjudgement, then think about the way the administration talked it up about how the Iraqis would greet us with open arms as liberators and even told the Iraqi Army to just lay down their arms and go home to their families..Do you remember that? And it seemed to be happening until the insurrection began..I don't quite know the time table for those events but I thought at the time it was a very unusual way to fight a war and leave everyone in the country with an Ak47 to defend his family. The peaceful assumption turned out to be a terrible mistake and the military turned into ununiformed insurgents. That's when we should have really cracked down and declared martial law. I'm assuming any one reading this knows what that is. I believe that was the most serious mistake in the whole conflict and I have never seen anyone mention it here to fore.It's not about oil, it's not about ocupation, It is about establishing an anti terrioist government that would be the bane of the militant muslims in that region..It remains to be seen if it can be accomplished with all the non support and finger pointing that only aids the terrioist regime. So enough of this finger pointing and get off our political high-horses to just quit and hope for the best resulting in another unfinished conflict. This time it will bring more serious consequences..I think I'll have another cup of hot black coffee!!!!

3 Comments:

  • I guess it's just the turkey that causes me to get way out of my box.

    By Blogger Howard, at November 25, 2005 4:35 PM  

  • Funny...

    I also thought it odd that we "nice guy" the enemy. I kind of thought that we were supposed to kill the guys that shot at us. Or, if they chose to go home, we would accept there weapon (gee - sounds like surrender) before they left the field.

    No check mark by your name for turning in a weapon. You now have a weapon. Gee wilkers... You must be a combatant. That makes you either a prisoner or a Dead Man Walking.

    It's a military thing.

    Kermit

    By Blogger Kermit, at November 25, 2005 4:51 PM  

  • During the invasion a lot of the old time military types on MSM were claiming there was not enough troops on the ground to secure what was taken. I for one have been harping on the idea of letting the population keep arms. I also don't agree with a classic blitz without enough manpwoer to keep what was taken. Of all of the mistakes made the first one was thinking that the Iraqis were going to just lay down for the military. The second was not enough troops to do the third-disarm the population if it meant house by house and village by village. War is dangerous enough without sending troops in a half stepp. Do it right or don't do it at all!

    By Blogger GUYK, at November 26, 2005 5:31 PM  

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