The fact that you're even asking that question sort of proves my point about the effectiveness of our troops in a guerrilla warfare situation.
As for your question, I'll let the man who raised it settle it.
How the hell should I know? The sum total of my comments on the subject is based upon what should be plain as day to everyone, based on the results of the conflict thus far:
Our troops aren't stupid, they're well-trained, and with the exception of the bigots they're professional as hell -- but they still suck at fighting a guerrilla war.
I'm no military genius, I'm just commenting on the obvious things that so many of refuse to admit.
Iraq has been very expensive in terms of lives and doolars for very little gain. If Iraq became paridise on earth, it would have still been too expensive. What many call success in iraq was always related to the awakineing and deopendent upon them continuing to play nice. If at any point they choose to go back to fighting, we're screwed. And gains will be lost.
While I know some see devastating the country more than we have as a viable option, I'm glad even Bush didn't see that as a proper course. We should not be in the business of such destruction. When defending ourselfs requires such horrible actuions, we might want to consider if we're worhty of surviving (BTW, our survivial was never dependent on this ill conceived invasion).
And no, for those who asked, our "surge" in Afgahnistan is even less likely to be successful. It too was wrong headed.
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Again, what standard are you using to gauge whether, or not, our soldiers suck at fighting an unconventional enemy?Our troops aren't stupid, they're well-trained, and with the exception of the bigots they're professional as hell -- but they still suck at fighting a guerrilla war.
Military genius, or not, your credibility rests on your ability to support your comments. especially when you insult the itelligence of other posters.I'm no military genius, I'm just commenting on the obvious things that so many of refuse to admit.
That's a much better measure of credibility than what will no doubt be your subjective evaluation of my ability so support my comments.
Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 10-18-10 at 07:53 PM.
You dog me for being, as you say, on the losing end of every argument, yet you have ZERO evidence to support your contention that American soldiers, "suck". Redress isn't going to be too happy with your performance, here.