Maineman Right: Army wrote the book on Iraq--65 years ago

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    Some of MM's observations regarding Iraq in general were noted during WWII. However, in ways the plans of addressing the problems were also noted. Kinda interesting that one of my alma maters is the publisher. More confirmation of the nexus between history and today:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...ok_07aug07,1,1920398.story?ctrack=2&cset=true

     
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    why THANK you Kathianne!
     
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    I read this in the dead tree edition and thought of you!
     
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    do I conjur up images of dead trees, or vice versa?
     
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    Maineman has always showed amazing insight when the subject was about the middle east.

    The problems in the middle east are NOT the military's making, but the step child of the shameless politicians.:eusa_shifty:

    To think otherwise is to deign the obvious.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    thank you for your kind words.

    I would say that you could expand that statement to apply almost anywhere. I think the branches of the US military always try their utmost to successfully perform the missions which the politicians send them on. They always do so without batting an eye or complaining. They march themselves and their troops into harm's way and suffer whatever casualties they suffer without whining or bitching.

    In that light, I think it is safe to say that the problems ANYWHERE in the world are NEVER of the MILITARY's MAKING - or even exacerbation - but ALWAYS the step children of shameless politicians.

    As Tennyson wrote in "The Charge of the Light Brigade":

    'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
    Was there a man dismay'd ?
    Not tho' the soldier knew
    Some one had blunder'd:
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do & die,

    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.



    The Battle of Balaclava WAS a terrible error on the part of the Brits.

    The war in Iraq IS a terrible error on the part of the Bush administration.

    The military has nothing to do with it. "Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do & die" and so far, 3679 of them have done & died for that blunder...

    and still the chickenhawks wave their pompoms.

    SHAME on all of them.
     

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