Exceptional article regarding what went wrong in Iraq. Maybe Harvey you can find support for your strategy versus tactics theory. I think you will find that some pretty good suggestions were not followed and some poor assumptions were:
cultural memory fails.
Great aphorism. Thanks.
You could be the next de Rochefoucaud. He pointed out the hypocracy of the court of Louis XIV. Oops, I forgot, the French are personae non gratae.
"Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise."
"If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength."
"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."
"The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it."
Ck him out, he wrote hundreds of them.
Some months later a revenge of sorts was extracted...we shot down an IRANIAN airliner...ooops. Sound familiar. Ah alas, of course it doesn't, without syndication the cultural memory fails.
I refer to the 1988 Exocet missile attack on the USS Stark by Iraq. It was accident, Saddam says..."They said they're sorry," Ronnie and George says. Compare and contrast with attack on USS Cole by stateless actors and tell me who the real
Michael, you're another Bushie? Once again you can't post support for what you write, so you infer. I never said it, please post your support. Otherwise, you practice the same innuendo and smear techniques that you rail against Bush. that makes Bush a better man than you...
REGARDING: I suggest you paste what I said in the context it was given.
RESPONSE: Harvey..., I have done that too many times without any direct response from you.
It's the rain! You will never be saturated with truth, since you are incapable of accepting truth.
REGARDING: QWAK,canucanoe, YOU are trying to rewrite history by leaving out the embarising FACTS and TRUTH!
RESPONSE: Come on..., Mr. Duck!!!
You can offer facts and truths to Harvey, all day long, but he will deflect the information as though it were raindrops and he was wearing water-repellent clothing.
REGARDING: sooooo...saddam had WMD's...or he didn't...it appears this has not been
RESPONSE: The key word is "had". Along with the key word is the time period..., about 13 years ago.
REGARDING: i thot the general left side concensus is/was bush "lied" when he said they had em
RESPONSE: Yes..., he lied. The question is "why did he lie?". Simple answer....the PLAN. It had nothing to do with WMD's or Saddam. It is CONTROL and doing something BIG (as Bush related to Bobby Woodward).
REGARDING: i don't get it...
RESPONSE: ...and you never will.