Monday, April 23, 2007

Soldier: Iraq "Lost", "Our Vietnam"

From AlterNet, a CNN International report in which a US Staff Sergeant says that the Iraq war "can't be won" and that his fellow-soldiers think of the war as "our generation's Vietnam".

I guess Staff Sergeant Matthew St. Pierre and his men can expect to be the next targets of an attack by David Broder.

St. Pierre thinks the US is stuck in Iraq. "We're caught in the middle of a civil war", he says. If we leave now, the "people that are against us, they're in the majority, and . . . they will ultimately win."

We're in a civil war -- supporting the losing side -- it can't be won. All this from a soldier who supports the war.
So what did Harry Reid say that was so bad?

1 comment:

R Faloor said...

We have lost control of Iraq in the areas where it counts.

We cannot defend against all the new variants of IEDs. In that sense, it is no longer a shock/awe
thing we wish to re-conquer the country with.

We cannot win if we stay or if we leave.

Hence, the lesser of two bad outcomes is to leave and save ourselves another jumbo-sized package of lost limbs, brain damage
and deaths.