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Thursday, March 01, 2007

one more friedman unit

how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in iraq?

us commanders admit: we face a vietnam-style collapse


elite officers in iraq fear low morale, lack of troops and loss of political will

an elite team of officers advising the us commander, general david petraeus, in baghdad has concluded that they have six months to win the war in iraq - or face a vietnam-style collapse in political and public support that could force the military into a hasty retreat.....

"the scene is very tense," the former official said. "they are working round the clock. endless cups of tea with the iraqis. but they're still trying to figure out what's the plan. the president is expecting progress. but they're thinking, what does he mean? the plan is changing every minute, as all plans do."....

their biggest headache was insufficient troops on the ground despite the increase ordered by president bush, the former official said. "we don't have the numbers for the counter-insurgency job even with the surge. the word 'surge' is a misnomer. strategically, tactically, it's not a surge," an american officer said.
posted by Pudentilla at 6:05 AM |

3 Comments:

With the stories that are coming out about how the gov treats injured soldiers, I can't see a whole lot of people lining up to join the military either.

What a total fiasco this fantasy of bush's has become. His simple mind thought that if he could imagine something, he could make it happen. Forget common sense, history, and planning. Just declare war and sit back to watch.

He should be wasting away in prison instead of being free to do more harm.
One is shocked, shocked.
We all knew that way back then. How come you didn't, mr. american officer?
commented by Blogger Marco Polo, 1:13 AM PST  

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