But, hey; let's not let historical facts get in our way. Right?
There were 80,000+ IED's employed and American casualties totalled about 4,000. Not exactly, "blowing the ****", out of us. If the bad guys would have their version of MSNBC, or CNN, the IED strategy would have been a complete failure. But, luckily for the terrorists, MSNBC and CNN are on our side.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
I was imagining a scenario wherein we do our utmost to destroy any and all NK military forces that do not surrender (especially taking out any ability to nuke our forces ASAP), and at the same time do our utmost to get the NK civilians working with us to root out any military that try to go guerrilla on us.
And guerrilla force needs some form of supply/support, I doubt they could last long without any supplies, and if the civilians are on our side…
But, as I said, it depends (in part) on overcoming any propaganda the NK powers that be have been feeding their people for the last 50 years…
You for some reason seem to be lumping every single person in NK into one whole…
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
IOW, the anti-war media found something that they could blow out of proportion, so as to undermine the American war effort.
In a lot of ways, the media made it worse, but the problem was there to begin with, on a fundamental level: we hate fighting and enemy we can't see, and we want to watch our enemies get the sh*t beaten out of them. Thats what we're missing from this war, and fear-mongering also makes for better ratings. Honestly, the media isn't trying to undermine anything, and to think that is absurd. Our media is only there to make money, and they need ratings for that.
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Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Part of that war was to protect the locals, which became very difficult not only when they were fighting each other but when they, and outside groups, used IEDs and other unconventional methods.
Not every single IED attack or threat made it onto news in the US, however it had real impacts within Iraq, on the Soldiers, and on the operational environment even if it was never reported or heard about in the US.
Now as far as your anti-war media trying to lose the war for the US, well if you're going to argue a conspiracy theory provide evidence of their intent to do that or go to the proper forum.