December 16, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
See Army Captain's Simple Demonstration: How to Win in Iraq. (Note - it's a PDF slide show.) This slideshow is of course three years too late - and it is a crime that we are there in the first place. It references the idiocy from "the 25-year-olds" that the Republican ideologues sent over to run things.
The story behind it is here,
But Patriquin [the author of the slide show] will not see victory in Iraq. He was killed by the same improvised explosive device that killed Maj. Megan McClung of the Marine Corps last Wednesday.Count this as one more item in a long list of things we should have done... History will not be kind to the conservatives.
Patriquin had fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. A gifted officer, he spoke numerous languages, including Arabic.
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re. "Army Captain's Simple Demonstration: How to Win in Iraq"....
Yes, a very nice and very simple fairy tale of "good Iraqis" and "bad Iraqis" (labeled "Iranian influence" in one of the final PowerPoint slides) and innocent, "neutral" SuperGoodGuy GI Joe who just wants everyone to get along in the foreign country he illegally and unjustly attacked, finished smashing to smithereens (after a decade of brutal sanctions and air attackes), and now immorally occupies (forever if GI Joe's US government gets its way) as just another one of those militias (which the fairy tale labels as "bad").
For his family's sake, I'm sorry the good Captain was killed recently by an IED. But judging by his "How to Win in Iraq" slideshow, I'd say he was still drinking plenty of Crusader KoolAid along with the chia. Intelligence alone does not make one wise or moral.
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