Good move bringing the Baathis back, but that expediency, demonstrated by the tactical retreat in Falluja, just feeds the Victory Mindset of the Fallujans and other Arabs that the US was held off and checkmated. At least for now.
IMO, we will go back in to support the Iraki force, sooner or later. And wonder how many jihadis have or will move to Baghdad to start the Battle of the Green Zone soon.
So, all the brave talk from Generals was all hot air and bluster. Brave rhetoric. There isn't Marine surveying the scene from City Hall.
Should've kept our mouths shut instead of making empty threats.
Imagine a collage of statements of US generals and guys like Kimmit, Bremer and Senor and Sanchez contrasted with pictures of Marines leaving. Catch it on he next jihadi video.
The only thing that I found odd was the the general was wearing his republican guard uniform. That was a bit much IMO.
As for your points I don't disagree, but as i have said before, I think an overall vicory in Iraq, i.e. a free and democratic state will trump Fallujah ten times over.
And, we have not even seen Fallujah played out to its conclusion yet either.
We'll see if Osama has enough time to make a gloating cave before he is hauled out of his cave.
Cheers from Eurotwit who is in a surpringly upbeat mood :-)
posted on 04/30/2004 10:51:21 AM PDT
Marines leaving? You believe the press reports also?
posted on 04/30/2004 11:20:06 AM PDT
(The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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