Botnst describes the attack on Iraq, a nation with no air force, a non-existent industrial base and an Army the CIA had evaluated as "non-functional" as a "brilliant operation". The subsequent disbanding of Iraqi society, he counts among the great brilliance of our glorious leaders.
Numerous times I have pointed out to this great judge of brilliance that he should purchase a copy of the book "Fiasco', which describes in great detail the planning of this war, and the execution of it, and judges Tommie Franks and Donald Rumsfeld as two of the most accomplished morons in American history, a dick-sucking synchopant following an ego-drenched shithead with a Napoleonic Complex who fired anyone who dared disagree. What the "plan" of these two shitheads actually did is leave hundreds of thousands of armed guerrillas in their rear echelon, brilliantly allowing them access to mountains of supplies and ammunition. It stood by idle while the most lawless elements of that society looted the country to the bare walls, showing our enemies we could not control the country. During the invasion, our brilliant commanders used phosphorus artillery and bombs, cruise missiles and indiscriminate shelling on civilian population areas, giving our enemies a propaganda bonanza of photographs of burned children and film of pickup truck loads of dead kids, Our troops, brilliantly led of course, had no discipline, and committed numerous acts of torture, murder and rape, machine gunning crowds and otherwise brilliantly turning the entire population against us. The book "Fiasco" also reveals that a real Iraq warplan existed, one developed over ten years, calling for a joint operation by the Dept of Defense and the State Department, where one would subdue the country, provide a massive amount of occupation force to maintain civil order, while the other provided temporary government services while instituting democracy, a methodology used in post WWII to great success. Our brilliant commander Rumsfeld saw the flaw in the plans, and gloriously threw this plan in the dumpster, so he could brilliantly attack a puny weak nation and throw it into utter chaos, while he set the stage for thousands of US troops to be killed by the weapons we ourselves brilliantly failed to secure by people we had brilliantly put into starvation and unemployment, since most of the people in the country were employed in the sectors Mr. Botnst so brilliantly describes as being brillantly disbanded by our brilliant Republican leaders, for which they all brilliantly recieved a medal from our brilliant president.
This is why this country faces disaster in Iraq: it has been run by idiots who think like that. Here is the real truth: Rumsfeld rejected the plan formed by Generals Zinni and Shinseki because his boss, Bush, wanted a war plan that would not endanger his precious tax cuts - there was no innovative military thinking here or development of new tactics, the plan was simple: "war on the cheap", an easy task on a basketcase country like Iraq. He forced Zinni and Shinseki into retirement, and shopped around for a dick suck who would implement his "small-foot print" plan, a plan that would rely upon massive firepower to swat a gnat, even though that meant huge civilian casualities and sure, certain backlash from the population. The plan ignored common military concepts of successful occupation and short-changed the occupation force in armor and planning, leaving them to pay dearly for the attack force's overuse of firepower and criminally negligent act of leaving well-armed forces in the rear. Yeah brilliant. Like Pickett's Charge was brilliant up to the point they walked point blank into the Yankee guns.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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