I often get tired of the oft repeated stories, columns or opinion pieces regarding what
This is for those that will not read it and cannot contemplate that the
Of particular interest this morning is yet another entry from someone who has learned and applies lessons of history to present day issues; at least the lessons that so many choose to not see as lessons. Of Albright, Baker, Brzezinski, Carter, Clinton and Scowcroft and their “various remedies” prior to September 11, 2001:
“Apparently, Americans are supposed to forget these supposedly brilliant strategists’ dismal records of dealing with
Middle Eastterrorism, Islamic radicalism, and murderous dictators. However, their three decades of bipartisan failure helped bring us to the present post-9/11 world.”
It is interesting not just because my mind has wandered there before and I agree, but it is additionally so as he doesn’t go over the old ground in detail of “millions” massacred. Give Mr. Hanson and his essay a visit here, with “Back to the Future?” at NRO.
As an interesting follow on to Victor Davis Hanson’s latest is Clifford D. May and “Imagining Defeat.” He like Hanson does not dwell on the massacre, but peeks into a world in which
In the mind of May, the
“For the sake of argument, imagine that opponents of the war in
are right. Suppose that our military — designed to confront a different enemy, on a different battlefield, in a different era — has met its match. Suppose that the war against al Qaeda in Iraq, as well as against various Iranian-backed Shia militias, can not be won, and that staying on in Iraq can do nothing to protect America’s vital national-security interests.” Iraq
“If that’s true, we must prepare for defeat in
as well. There is no reason to believe that the strategy being used against us in Afghanistan will be less effective 1,400 miles further east.” Iraq
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Lastly, and as usual, not leastly, I direct your attention to Snooper over at Take Our Country Back. He has posted today on the latest from Michael Yon. One of the many interesting aspects of a Yon piece isn’t just the usual, “we’re winning;” for me this time it was the utter mind boggling sophistication with which our military is bringing it down on the pathetic ones whose heads have become to large to support.
“A Tactical Operations Center (TOC) is the headquarters for a unit. Company-level TOCs are the smallest I have seen. A typical infantry company has about a hundred or more soldiers. The commander will normally be a captain. A company-level TOC often consists of a radio and a map, and one person on duty 24/7. It might have a coffee maker, too.”
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