Sat 14 Jun, 2003 05:16 pm
Can you spell 'quagmire'?
I knew you could...
New York Times
Apparently American troops had best get used to being overseas - not just Iraq, but all across the globe.
Unfortunately I believe you are correct Edgar.
So, don't soldiers normally get rotated out after a stint at war? Why are there no fresh troups headed in?
Because there are not sufficient reserves of troops to meet all of the commitments which accrue to the United States military. We're stretched dangerously thin on the ground everywhere . . .
My only criticism of your last post, Lil' K, is that you should have written it thus:
. . . otherwise, right on the money.
Anon - I love the avitar... very appropriate!
Isn't this what Shinseki said - and get yelled at for saying it?
Just wanted to say that I love your avatar :-D
Post-Operation Iraqi Freedom is another sad chapter in America's military history. This time, though, our nation is being mocked and laughed at all across the planet.
More sadly, deaths are still occuring uselessly on both sides.
The American people have been duped; we have won nothing . . . only lost and maimed many lives.
Thanks, I was actually looking for just the flag, but for now, this is as close as I can get.
Another happy band of liberated Iraqis:
The photo you have posted gives new evidence that "a picture is worth a thousand words."
Are you aware of the context of that photo? Sure it speaks 1000 words, but could be the wrong ones if you don't know the context.
Ah yes, context . . .
Let's start with a group of unarmed Iraqis, confronting a line of GI's in flack jackets, pointing at them assualt rifles with fixed bayonets, as the military occupation force in a country into which they were not invited . . .
They're probably making some unreasonable demand: jobs, pay, food, clean water, electricity, self-determination--something which the word "reconstruction" seems to them to imply. But they're just A-rabs (as McG describes such people elsewhere in these fora), and probably don't understand context . . .