Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ONE LAST TRY: Finally, a Better Strategy

Lt. General David Patraeus has been assigned the task of executing the “new strategy” in Iraq.

Retiring General John Abizaid’s strategy for Iraq is criticized by Thomas Donnelly writing for the
American Enterprise Institute. Donnelly says that Abizaid directed “… that our military “footprint” should be as light and small as possible, that it should be the U.S. mission to train Iraqi security forces while waiting for the Iraqis to achieve a post-Saddam political consensus.”

Frankly this is a namby pamby strategy that portrayed weakness to radical Mohammedans. The kind of Western thinking was due to fail where strength by violence is held in honor in the Middle Eastern mind.

I join Donnelly in praying that the new strategy implemented by Patraeus is one aimed at decimating radical insurgents whether they are Sunni or Shi’ite.

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