Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ralph Peters Rules

Ralph Peters rebuts the "12 Myths of 21st Century War":

1. War doesn’t change anything.
2. Victory is impossible today.
3. Insurgencies can never be defeated.
4. There’s no military solution; only negotiations can solve our problems.
5. When we fight back, we only provoke our enemies.
6. Killing terrorists only turns them into martyrs.
7. If we fight as fiercely as our enemies, we’re no better than them.
8. The United States is more hated today than ever before.
9. Our invasion of Iraq created our terrorist problems.
10. If we just leave, the Iraqis will patch up their differences on their own.
11. It’s all Israel’s fault. Or the popular Washington corollary: “The Saudis are our friends.”
12. The Middle East’s problems are all America’s fault.

CWCID: The Belmont Club.

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