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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-04 06:07 PM
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According to this Op-Ed writer, we're only fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Edited on Fri Oct-22-04 06:08 PM by trumad
This numnut Peter Brown from the Orlando Slantenel is trying real real hard to imply that the viloence in Iraq is solely to disrupt the elections.

Read this piece and try not to let your mouth hit the ground.

Al-Qaeda adopts Viet Cong's Tet strategy: Don't' fall for it

It is reasonable to assume that someone in the al-Qaeda hierarchy has been reading books other than the Quran.

The last time I checked, the Muslim holy book didn't have a chapter on the Tet offensive.

Nor does it contain a verse on how suicidal violence can play to TV's obsession with pictures and deliver a political message aimed at influencing voters before an election.

Yet someone pulling strings in al-Qaeda central clearly understands those matters, and how they shaped America's Vietnam experience.

Most important, they understand the lesson of Tet -- that a military defeat can be more than worth the cost if its violence produces enough dissatisfaction to damage the enemy's political will.

That's evident in the recent effort by al-Qaeda and its allies to emulate the tactics of anti-U.S. forces in Vietnam that helped push Lyndon B. Johnson into retirement and the subsequent election of a president who wound down the American presence there.

One can only assume they are trying to do the same thing to George W. Bush.
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