Measuring The Surge[/b]Strategy versus Tactics[/b]The second issue to consider when evaluating the surge is to distinguish between tactics and strategy. Strategy refers to the overall goals that one is trying to achieve, while tactics are the means to achieving them. The surge is simply a military tactic to achieve a political goal. The strategic goals of the United States are to establish a stable Iraqi government, capable of defending itself from internal and external threats, using the tactics of classic counterinsurgency warfare in Baghdad and Anbar province. It is hoped that these tactics will give the Iraqi government breathing room to carry out a series of political accommodations to achieve the strategic goal of a secure society. Ignore The Fighting, Focus On The Politics[/b]As Prussian military thinker Carl von Clausewitz pointed out, to gauge the Iraq war, one must understand the political realm rather than mistaking it for a purely military campaign.
Iraq Snippets[/b]With Friends Like These ??? Saudi Fighters Joining the Iraqi InsurgencyThe Los Angeles Times reported that the largest number of foreign fighters to Iraq came from Saudi Arabia. According to a U.S. military source, 45% of all foreigners coming to fight in Iraq came from Arabia, compared to 15% from Syria and Lebanon and 10% from North Africa. These Saudis are believed to have carried out more suicide bombings than any other foreigners as well. The Saudi government has claimed ignorance about the ways Saudis make it to Iraq and claim they are doing all they can, but Iraqi officials do not believe them. The Iraqi government makes a number of claims against the Saudis. Some say that they are sending their young militants to Iraq to forestall the kingdoms own internal problems, that the Sunni Saudis see the Shiite government in Iraq as a tool of their arch rival Iran, or make the accusation that Saudi mosques are openly calling for jihad in Iraq and funding the insurgency. The truth is most likely somewhere in between. Saudi Arabia is very afraid of Iran???s growing influence in the region, and there are groups in the country that are funneling individuals and money to go to fight in Iraq, but the government is also trying to crack down on their travel and is attempting to build a wall along the border between the two countries to stem the chaos from spreading.
WOuldn't our departure result in the total destruction of Al Qaeada/foreign fighters in Iraq? I'm guessing that the shi'a militias would turn the country upside down at that point and ALQ... would be fucked. More irony. We are giving cover to Al Q...
President Bush is playing up the role of Al Qaeda in Iraq more and more..."If we were to allow them to gain control of Iraq, they would have control of a nation with massive oil reserves ??? which they could use to fund new attacks and exhort economic blackmail on those who didn???t kowtow to their wishes.??? Oh the irony.
President Bush is playing up the role of Al Qaeda in Iraq more and more..."If we were to allow them to gain control of Iraq, they would have control of a nation with massive oil reserves ??? which they could use to fund new attacks and exhort economic blackmail on those who didn???t kowtow to their wishes.???
President Bush is playing up the role of Al Qaeda in Iraq more and more..."If we were to allow them to gain control of Iraq, they would have control of a nation with massive oil reserves ??? which they could use to fund new attacks and exhort economic blackmail on those who didn???t kowtow to their wishes.??? Oh the irony. correct me if i'm wrong (with reputable news sources) but isn't an overwhelming majority of Al Queda in Iraq made up of newly recruited Iraqis? Bush continues to insinuate that the Al Queda in Iraq[/b] are responsible for the 9-11 bombings. Aside from the fact that the presence of Al Queda is relatively low in Iraq (not sure of the exact number, but i remember reading that it was only a few thousand, at most), but if its made up of Iraqis who joined up post US invasion...then Bush should really get clobbered by the press every time he refers to 9-11, Al Queda, and Iraq in the same sentence. Were it not for the invasion of Iraq, there would be almost no presence of Al Queda in Iraq, correct?
It???s ironic that the current surge policy is working[/b], and nutjobs like you are about to get thrown under the bus by the Democratic party.
Hillary was quoted this week as saying that "The surge is working". Do you have any data that would support her claim??
You were so excited by the prospect that everything was bad, that you posted the wrong report. You really are an idiot.
its very scary that the majority of Americans are as stupid and uninformed as youand you are supposedly 'educated'fall in lock step with.....those who ignore global warmingthose who ignore the fact that exxon is richer than all of the countries/governments in the world except for 6you are a walking jokeand after all of this horror and mayhem the "cheap" oil has yet to flowstill paying 3.00+ plus a gallon fool?it is higher than it has ever been
please, motown puts about as much work into it as you just did. cunt pasting a bunch of articles and cherry-picked quotations is NOT work.
You might just possibly be a bigger idiot than Motown. Yeah, that's what I want to do, is spend the rest of my day tracking down unsupported assertions made with no citations so that I can try to convince some unhinged fuckwit who cant even spell or put a full sentence together, that he's really an ass.P.S. don't be jealous of people with real record collections. One day, maybe when you come into your fathers inheritance, you will be able to afford one too.
KALA is a Bitch Dicklick,as you will soon experience first hand.