Monday, January 22, 2007

Surge Protectors

So the squirt has begun in Iraq. I recall a historical parallel. The Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last gasp to seize a semblence of victory. He attacked on the western front because even Hitler, in his late, maddened stage, realized that the troops he could scrape up for the offensive would have been entirely lost on the eastern front. He surged into the smaller battle in the hopes that it would buy time/turn the tide/lead to negotiations so he could focus on the Soviet Union. We are apparently not that bright. We should have surged in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan the extra troops would have made a tremendous difference.

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