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  •  About that sleep thing (0+ / 0-)

    it may have been painful for a short few days, but it knocked the sleeping enemy off their butts.  An army that doesn't sleep is 4x the size of an army that does.

    Our troops should have had better armor, better supplies, better President.  But on the point of lack of sleep vs. value of suprise over the enemy I think you can only reach one conclusion in the troop life saving column.  Its messy, and probably accounted for much more civiliarn losses.  But in the light of dear leader's choice to not wait for a line, the IV ID, from Turkey to create two fronts, to be negotiated with Turkey, or to be brought to the Southern lines (The point when I realized that Iraq was going to be greater mess that I first thought, I thought he had a chance of pulling things off until that point)... I will take sleep depravation as a force multipllier every moment.

    All the other reflections of leadership in the troops you mentioned I deplore.

    Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

    by d3n4l1 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 04:26:50 PM PST

    •  But 3 days of sleep deprivation can cause (4+ / 0-)

      psychosis. No kidding.

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      by Gorette on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 05:22:45 PM PST

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    •  Can't agree with this. (3+ / 0-)
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      Sandy on Signal, shpilk, kurt

      Yes, you get the jump on the enemy, but how many mistakes, bad judgment calls, and war crimes are committed by sleep-deprived individuals?  I would guess quite a few.

      A friend of mine who is a psychiatrist has done research on sleep deprivation during military operations.  He considers it a significant problem.

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      by Shiborg on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 09:22:04 PM PST

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      •  "Its messy, and probably accounted for much more (0+ / 0-)

        civilian losses."  Unfortunately true.  Very very true.  But I believe the element of suprise saved our own soldiers lives.  That is all I am saying.  If there is a choice....  s'all I'm sayin'.

        Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

        by d3n4l1 on Sun Jan 07, 2007 at 06:08:08 PM PST

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