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  •  Has any war, anywhere been won (2+ / 0-)
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    mmacdDE, Stonewall Custer
    by airpower alone??? (I don't know, and haven't figured out how to ask google that question).

    I really really do not understand how they ever thought they could hold/rule/occupy/whatever a country the size of California with 150,000 troups setup to guard an incindidary circumstance.

    "The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. " Jung

    by sailmaker on Fri Sep 08, 2006 at 11:52:48 AM PDT

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    •  No, theory discredited by the infantry n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Last Stand? Not quite ready for that, SIR!

      by Stonewall Custer on Fri Sep 08, 2006 at 05:08:46 PM PDT

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    •  they thought they could overthrow Saddam (1+ / 0-)
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      Clem Yeobright

      with that many troops and they did.

      However, they did not contemplate an insurgency, or sectarian violence, or looting, or anything else that happened. Because they did not think past the overthrow of Saddam.

      Brilliant. Just brilliant.

      "....nobody would believe....that any group of leaders could be this incompetent, and catastrophically blind to reality." - Al Gore

      by Gorette on Fri Sep 08, 2006 at 06:39:19 PM PDT

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