Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Tuesday, January 13, 2004  

AintNoBadDude has a scary link to a piece on counterinsurgency or guerilla warfare. I want to point out the final paragraph, which shows just how bleak our chances in Iraq are:

Yet if predicting the future is a hopeless endeavor, learning from the past is not. The counterinsurgency books that Nagl studied do impart an important lesson. The goal the United States hopes to reach in Iraq -- a successful counterinsurgency that does not drag on for years and does not involve a large amount of killing -- has never been achieved by any army.

posted by lazarus | 13:06 | |
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