Thursday, June 15, 2006

Why We Are Not Winning in Iraq

Because we do not treat any civilian who is scared enough of the insurgents to mind his own business as an enemy. Apparently, if the insurgents frighten people into thinking that if they tell us the location of any IEDs the insurgents may have planted, their families will be killed, what we ought to make clear is that if they don't, we will kill their family and their neighbors.

Yes, terrifying the population into submission worked so well, with no negative unintended consequences, in Algeria.

That is all.

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