Max Boot loves seeing dead brown people. He and the Kagan’s and Kristol and the filthy turds that make up the neoconservative movement ought to be hand-cuffed together to a metal bar inside (or outside) of a large jet and flown over the Netherlands and summarily dropped from an altitude to be determined by the pilot, into Den Haag for their war-crimes trial.
The surge—these people touch themselves when they say it—is a success! How do we know it: Simple–soldiers are dying, silly!
…[C]asualties cannot be looked at in a vacuum. A spike in casualties could be a sign that the enemy is gaining strength. Or it could be a sign that tough combat is under way that will lead to the enemy’s defeat and the creation of a more peaceful environment in the future.
The latter was certainly the case with the casualty spike during the summer of 2007. (More than a hundred soldiers died each month in April, May and June.) Those losses were widely denounced as evidence that the surge wasn’t working, but in fact they were proof of the opposite.
There you have it. The surge is working when soldiers do not die and the surge is working when soldiers do die. Therefore, the surge is always working…
Now, all of you people who are suggesting that the surge has only had the limited success it has had by (a) paying the Sunni extremists lots o’ cash to stop killing soldiers; and (b) Mr Sadr taking it upon himself to re-group, re-arm, re-train and have a temporary cease-fire, STFU and quit raining on Mr Boot’s parade…
The newspapers are predictably filled with articles about how 52 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq last month – the highest toll since September. Iraqi civilian casualties are also said to be at the highest level since August. These losses are being used to cast aspersions on claims of progress in Iraq.
Remember, death is good, and more death is better… How dare anyone ‘cast aspersions’ about a mere 52 dead soldiers–have you no heart?
…is perhaps the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen written about military history. Laughably untrue and implausible. Reviled by every military historian and theorist who reviewed it.
Naturally, he is therefore a well-compensated professional in the field.
A book with a theme, a theme that may shed a little more light on why “we” fight. CFR and PNAC are only two of the thousands of parasitically oriented organizations that get to decide what belief system most stands in the way of sustaining their profit margin percentages.