Monday, November 14, 2005

A Soldier's Opinion

Every so often, we get a letter praising the Iraq War from a soldier in Iraq, that claims that things are going so wonderful there, if only themedia would tell us the truth.

I tend to be skeptical of such claims, particularly because the Army has the ability to punish any soldier who criticizes the war (if a soldier has to say nice things and only nice things, why should I take any nice things he says seriously?)

So with that in mind, and with the hope that Allan Wall won't get censured for his report, here is his latest "Memo from Mesopotamia," where he questions whether Iraq can stay together as a unified country.

Particularly important is the statement that 95% of Kurds support independence.

Eventually, we are going to have to choose between our Kurdish and Turkish allies.

We are screwed.

That is all.

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