I’ve been watching Ken Burn’s The War. In the episode “FUBAR”, the film mentions Thanksgiving Day in Europe, 1944. After the disaster of Market Garden and other setbacks made it clear that the war was not going to end by Christmas, Eisenhower ordered that every GI in Europe get a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving to [...]
Last month saw a significant drop in casualties in Iraq (reflecting a downward trend since the summer). Obviously, this is very good news. Yet, you wouldn’t know it by the mainstream media’s reporting. Of course, they’ll report any uptick in casualties on the front pages without hesitation. But the mainstream press is “unbiased”, right? They [...]
StrategyPage has an excellent op-ed today:
The major problem in Iraq is back in the United States. There, many politicians either don’t bother, or don’t want to believe, what is actually happening, and has happened, in Iraq. In a way, that makes sense. Because what is going on in Iraq is so totally alien to the [...]
As a reminder, let us not forget The Three Conjectures written by Wretchard back in 2003:
Conjecture 1: Terrorism has lowered the nuclear threshold.
Summary: The nuclear threshold — the point in which we attack (or counter-attack) with nuclear weapons — is crossed when an enemy has both the capability and the intent to use nuclear weapons [...]
I ran across this article today, which sums up the lies and selective memory of the left. Excerpts:
Yet even stipulating–which I do only for the sake of argument–that no weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq in the period leading up to the invasion, it defies all reason to think that Mr. Bush was lying [...]
Political correctness has essentially doomed our project in Iraq. Our efforts to claim the moral high ground by including everyone in the political process hasn’t reformed the bad guys. It has only enabled them.
Our basic mistake was to assume that political factions in Iraq were essentially the same as political factions at home: (mostly) good [...]
Osama bin Ladin’s latest tape is offering a “truce”:
“We do not mind offering you a truce that is fair and long-term. … So we can build Iraq and Afghanistan …”
Generally, the side that asks for a truce is the side that is losing.
Is it mere coincidence that this comes just a few days [...]
Apparently there’s a new show on FX called “Over There”, about a small unit in Iraq. It is getting less than rave reviews from those who have actually been over there:
The grizzled leader of our heroes, Sgt. ‘Scream’, complains that they are stuck there holding the cordon so some stupid general 75 miles away can [...]