Thursday, April 22, 2004
"We have the potential to turn this into the Alamo if we get it wrong." Those prophetic words were spoken by a senior U.S. military officer to a reporter for The New York Times. He's right. It's a potential turning point in the entire U.S. war in Iraq. If the United States goes full-force into Fallujah, it will be a Pyrrhic victory: from the ruins of that city, hatred of America will rise all over Iraq. (If the United States attacks Najaf, where Muqtada al-Sadr is holed up, it's curtains for the occupation.)
NOTE: In a "memory hole" type of maneuver, it seems that the NYT editors have removed that quote from the story.
Thursday, April 08, 2004