Thursday, November 11, 2004

Insurgents Launch Attacks in Mosul


All of the U.S. military spokesmen talk about the goal in Fallujah as one of controlling territory. What towering, tragic stupidity. The insurgents are fighting a classic guerrilla war -- that is, they don't give a rat's patoottie about holding territory. Iraq is a big country. It will take us several years to level all of it. They have enough looted high explosives and missiles to last even longer. And how many young Fallujans became candidates for the role of suicide bomber this week?

Unless we put another two or three hundred thousand troops into Iraq (which would be its own kind of nightmare), this kind of self-defeating tail chasing is our lot in Iraq.


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