The latest series of attacks in Iraq has continued with deadly bombings on two police stations and a missile attack on a transport plane, the U.S. military said.
"They're trying to break our will. They're trying to seize the headlines ... but they're militarily insignificant."
[T]he main task for our leaders is to cut the spin and deal with the G's [guerrillas]: a lethal mix of street gangs, Islamic crazies, Arab mujaheddins and hardened criminals released from Iraqi prisons by Saddam, all stirred on perhaps by the Mustached Monster and certainly by many of his crew, who lost their cushy deal when our warriors put them out of the repression biz.
The way to do this is, of course, to win the people. As Mao proved long ago, the people are the supportive water and the G's are the fish. Disappear the water and the fish will flop around on parched riverbanks, easy pickings for a barbecue.
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A non-violent, counter-dominant, left-liberal, possibly charismatic, quasi anarcho-libertarian Quaker's take on politics, volleyball, and other esoterica.
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