No irony. Really brilliant.
This widely linked post is funny, but very insightful. It accurately shows the crippling problems our military faces.
This article from Army Magazine, entitled Sun Tzu’s Bad Advice: Urban Warfare in the Information Age, contains radical ideas about what we must do to overcome the same set of problems.
This post by the always superb Wretchard at Belmont Club, ties the two together.
It is good to see some people are thinking hard instead of just saying (1) give up or (2) somebody (France, the media, Kerry, Kofi Annan, whoever) won’t let us win.
An organism that can’t adapt to its environment dies. Nostalgia for the old environment just puts off the day of painful adaptation, perhaps fatally. That is not going to happen to us. We are going to adapt and survive.
One of the great strengths America has in this war is that we have totally open discussion, including off the wall thinking. Off the wall situations require off the wall thinking. This situation we face – Suicidal maniacs from a failed civilization want to murder us all, and most people don’t believe it is really happening – sounds like something out of a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. But it is real.
We Americans are pragmatists. One of our greatest enemies, Rommel, said the Americans knew less but learned faster than any enemy he ever faced. He also said the Americans had an admirable lack of respect for anything other than what worked. God willing we’ll always be like that.
Pray for clear thinking, and bravely facing the truth, and hard-nosed leadership.
Happy Memorial Day. God bless America.