To: elfman2; Dog; swarthyguy; theFIRMbss; Cicero; Rokke; Frank_Discussion
posted on 04/30/2004 9:49:53 AM PDT
" "So we will have to eliminate that enemy in a way that does not allow that force to challenge us throughout Iraq and other places at other times. No doubt some will infiltrate out, and some will find other means to escape," he said. "
Thats a big step back from saying we are going in to destroy them.
" The omission suggested that commanders hope the new force led by a former Iraqi major general will neutralize Baathist insurgents"
Or that the new force will be the Baathist insurgents.
posted on 04/30/2004 9:58:59 AM PDT
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.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson