Battle for Falluja under way

“FALLUJA, Iraq (CNN) — U.S. and Iraqi forces have begun an all-out assault on Falluja aimed at driving insurgents out of the city.”

They better get it right this time, or there may not be another opportunity.

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  1. Jack's Shack says:

    The reality is that by committing fewer troops, there will likely be more casualties, not fewer.And you know this because of what? Prescience, a degree in military history. I don’t see anything that gives you more insight, let alone the ability to claim reality.

    “I’m surprised how quickly (resistance) broke and how quickly they ran away, a force of foreign fighters who were supposed to fight to the death,” Lt. Col. Pete Newell, a battalion commander in the 1st Infantry Division, told CNN.
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20041110/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
    Still a long way to go, but things are moving along.

  2. I thought I’d spare you the litany of decisions that have been made in fighting the war that were made for political reasons. Since you weren’t satisfied with that, here’s one…

    Leading up to this latest invasion of Fallujah, all of the news reports that I read indicated that the invading force would have some combination of U.S. and Iraqi troops numbering between 15,000 and 25,000.

    Now, the day after the invasion has begun, it turns out that we’re only using 8,500 troops. I believe that this is a mistake and yet another example of this Administration’s unwillingness, for political reasons, to commit the manpower necessary to get the job done. The reality is that by committing fewer troops, there will likely be more casualties, not fewer.

  3. Jack's Shack says:

    How can I argue with that incredibly insightful argument.

  4. Is there anything about how this Administration has handled the war up to this point that gives you hope that they’ll pull their heads out of their asses in time to get it right this time?

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