September 14, 2007
Do Your Duty!
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Okay, it's shitty and it's vile and it's beneath the honor and dignity of a great nation...but maybe the answer is for the Brits to send their interpreters over to us. We're always short people.
And we wouldn't leave them behind.
Posted by: Tom Kratman | Sep 14, 2007 2:21:17 PM
A lack of desire to fight and die in foreign countries is the normal opinion of the majority in any country. It has always been an inherent weakness of democracy in any effort to provide security for people in other countries.
A very small force in comparison to the total population of any land can fight a guerilla campaign against a legitimate government for a long time- especially when the rebels are well-financed from outside sources, and the per capita income of the land is very low.
Posted by: Charles Holden | Sep 14, 2007 6:38:07 PM
The coalition forces in Iraq haven't finished the job yet. It will still take at least a few more years- probably longer. If the U.S. were to withdraw from Iraq, a human catastrophy would occur.
Whatever the individual reader might believe: you should be sure of the fact that the withdrawl of any country's troops from Iraq is a decision resulting from the will of the majority of the voters, and not the implementation of correct military or political strategy.
Posted by: Charles Holden | Sep 14, 2007 6:50:53 PM