Monday, December 11, 2006

Quote of the Day

This man still gets ink in places such as the LA Times:

After a series of smashing military victories, the president declared the war over. Yet far from giving up, the forces resisting American occupation switched to guerrilla tactics ... American forces responded with harsh countermeasures that led to charges of brutality. That may sound like a portrait of today's Iraq, but it actually describes the Philippines a century ago ... Many Filipinos resisted American rule .. The United States eventually won, but it was a long, hard, bloody slog that cost the lives of more than 4,200 American soldiers, 16,000 rebels and some 200,000 civilians ... There is no reason to think that the current struggle in Iraq will be remotely as difficult.

Max Boot 7-6-03
NY Times


Blogger Minor Ripper said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...

12/11/2006 08:21:00 AM  

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