Pentagon Follies 2

Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld may have broke new ground Tuesday while rationalizing why the insurgents in Iraq will not succeed. Rumsfeld cited historical precedent of insurgent movements and that the Iraqi “insurgency does not have a vision that is compelling.” General Myers aided Rumsfeld's position by revealing that recent poll numbers indicate that the insurgency will die out because it is not supported by the Iraqi people.

I just wish that somebody would tell the insurgents in Iraq that they are fighting an uphill battle that the Iraqi people do not support; and would not support, even if the insurgency actually had a vision that was also compelling.

I don’t know, perhaps I am a simpleton, and I don’t understand the machinations of the political war machine as it churns out death and its own reality; the insurgents condition based vision is to drive the invaders/infidels from Iraq. There has to be something compelling to the insurgents vision as they continue to fight, despite the reports that the US and Iraqi forces have killed or arrested over 50,000 of them.

How can a group that consists of 20,000 sustain losses of 50,000 be accused of not having a vision that is compelling?


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