Thursday, January 18, 2007

The main problem with Bush's new Iraq strategy

Cartoonists Cox and Forkum summarise the main strategic problem with Bush's new Iraq strategy:


In case the point still isn't clear enough:
The plan, it appears, is to limit our military to attacks against terrorists and their supply lines within Iraq and refrain from attacking the source of those terrorists and supply lines: Iran. Bush is attempting to cure the symptoms while ignoring the disease. As such, the weapons and terrorists will keep flowing across the border, and the chaos in Iraq, though it may rise and fall, will ultimately continue because Iran needs it to continue. How can we expect our troops to win a war in which we don't allow them to directly attack the enemy?

In World War II, we didn't stop with engaging enemy soldiers at the front lines; nor did we stop at disrupting their supply lines. We took the fight all the way to the weapons factories and the command centers from which the war emanated.
LINKS: Dead ball - Cox and Forkum
The 800-pound gorilla - Cox and Forkum

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kane Bunce said...

When will the idiots learn that cancers can only be killed if you attack the cancer cells? At this rate I doubt they ever will.

1/18/2007 10:28:00 am  
Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

While Cox & Forkum are probably correct in their analysis, there is a chance that Bush 43 is planning to wage a secret war on Iran.

Only we'll not find out about it until much later because of Operational Security.

1/18/2007 03:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Danger mOUSE said...

You lot really won't be happy until World War 3 is under way, will you?

1/20/2007 06:14:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

"You lot really won't be happy until World War 3 is under way, will you?"

Has it occurred to you that it might already have been declared?

1/22/2007 11:15:00 am  

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