A Mind That Suits What doesn't kill me, makes me laugh... usually.

Thursday, August 28, 2003 :::
More Karbala. The Wall Street Journal, on Thursday morning, had a charming and infuriating report on the young soldiers who man the "complaint" office in the epicly mismanaged Karbala. They soldiers staffing it seem to be intent on convincing many Iraqis that they can solve problems all by themselves, which is good. But as of press time this morning, our guys were only going to be there one more week past the hand-off to Bulgarians troops. Their commander has already said, wisely, that his troops will be concerned only with security.

Why are we leaving?

The Corporal answering most of the questions--who must necessarily be little more than a kid--wanted to hand off some of the problems to the relief agencies, but guess what? There are no relief agencies working in Karbala.

Why, again, are we leaving?

There seems to be a growing consensus in Congress that more troops are needed. This is the great lesson of Viet Nam: if you go in, go in full, and do it right. Period.

::: posted by A Mind That Suits at 7:24 PM



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