Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Today Is a Spare-The-Air Day in Baghdad. And the next day, and the next, and the next...

In what is called "the most televised war in history", we are bombarded with conflicting accounts of what exactly is going on over there. It seems that this information overload is affecting our troops as well. We have shot down the British, the Brits have blown up their own tanks, and errant missles are killing the same civilians we are trying to spare. We may be relying too much on our high-tech gadgets and too little on basic training. The fact that simple defensive measures, like burning oil-filled trenches around Baghdad, has thwarted our FLIR equipment is a telling sign that this is the case. They are also playing dirty pool with pretending to surrender in order to lead our troops inot artillery range and hiding inside civilian buildings like hospitals and schools. Nobody said that this was going to be a walk in the park. Wait a minute, Donald Rumsfeld did. Thanks, Donnie. Did you honestly think that Saddam was going to allow us to take his country like last time? He would undoubtedly tortue and kill andbody who would dare to oppose him and help the Allies. Torture and death are premiere motivating factors to one's actions. I would expect alot more of this unfair fighting until we get some referees out on the field. Another thing to think about: bombing civilian targets as well. This sounds horrible, but I bet that this will be a tactic we use before too long.


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