Friday, August 19, 2005

Military Strategy Courtesy of the Seattle Times

I first saw this on the Best of the Web, since I haven't had a chance to read the paper today.

America's purpose in Iraq is over. The soldiers should be brought home. It can be done, as has been proven in Vietnam, Somalia and other places. When and how it is done is not Sheehan's call to make, nor should it be.

Considering both Vietnam and Somalia were political embarassments, if not military defeats, why exactly did they choose them as examples of "bringing the soldiers home"? They couldn't pick Kuwait, Japan or Germany as examples? Yes, we are still there in some form, but only after we defeated the enemy. What is next, using Grozny or Operation Market Garden as examples of how military offensives "can be done"?