Thursday, August 18, 2005

Not cowards

Greg Djerejian has made a number of posts recently on Iraq. Here he highlights and extracts from an analysis in the Washington Post by Fred Kagan of the AEI. It's also worth reading the questions and answers which followed.
[Q] Can we look to Vietnam for any lessons on the withdrawal?

[A] Only if we want to lose.
[Q] To what extent is the problem logistical (lack of money, recruits, infrastructure), or psychological (Iraqi troops aren't very nationalistic, and some are cowardly.)

[A] The problem is overwhelmingly logistical and very little psychological. Even to stand in line at a recruiting station in Iraq is a dangerous activity, since the insurgents have been attacking those stations with suicide bombs. Anyone who stands there has already demonstrated his courage.


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