Saturday, April 23, 2005

Let a Thousand Militias Bloom

I can't help feeling that this whole thing in Iraq illustrates that the ends and means are inseperably linked, that those who live by the sword die by it -or at least have to live in fear of it. "One U.S. general recently noted that it takes on average nine years to defeat an insurgency. Additionally, it's the violence of the U.S. occupation that gives the insurgency such force. Even if the rebellion is contained to 'manageable' levels for the Pentagon, meaning a low rate of combat deaths, that does not mean the resistance will end. U.S. forces long ago lost the battle for hearts and minds."
Let a Thousand Militias Bloom:


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