In conclusion, Jon sums up:
"SO, 5 years into this war, a four star general cannot even define what it is we would need to achieve so that we would know when it is that we could leave......
It's just plain FUBAR and it is impossible to define.
One must understand "Ethno-Sectarian Competition" to really know what is going on. Good luck if you can figure this game out. In case you do want to try to figure it out,
here is all you need to know about the US Military's breakdown of Baghdad's ethno-sectarian fautlines
WE will never figure it out.
"ULTIMATELY....it can only be answered by history"
~(so be patient) PETREUS
So, what's your favorite "History Quote"?
(Sorry, I needed to change the subject before I pull out the rest of the hair left on my head.)
I like this one:
HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.