My question for General Petraus

10 September, 2007

General, Our nation has in the past felt it sufficient to train our own conscript armies for six to eight weeks before sending them overseas to face our former German, Korean, and Vietnamese opponents; as the insurgency in Iraq is using guerrilla tactics and weapons not much advanced beyond those of the 1950’s and 1960’s, with no force multiplication (air power, sea power, WMD); how is  it that it is taking us 2 years to ‘develop’ an iraqi force of any significant competence, and can anything be done to fight that root cause?

(Like us splitting the country in half and leaving)

4 Responses to “My question for General Petraus”

  1. Jennifer said

    Hey! Don’t confuse him with the facts!

  2. We’ve done the splitting thing before. Ya Yankee.

  3. mdhatter said

    I know, and it worked well enough for 80 or so years. We just have to do it in such a way that the Kurds don;t get their own entire province, b/c then turkey gets involved and we don;t want that. At all.

  4. Chuckles said

    AIF had an interesting quote about someone arguing for keeping Iraq one country. It was a month or so ago.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: