Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Dialectical Conclusions

Sun Wu, the author of the Art of War, recommends leaving the enemy a means of retreat, We seem determined not only to disregard this advice but to go even further and deny our enemies a means of surrender. The invasion of Iraq is necessarily interminable because we won’t recognize anybody in that country that can give up. Even the puppet regime we’ve put in place can’t be allowed to cry “Uncle” because that would imply that what we accomplished was conquest instead of law enforcement. Since we refuse to win, I predict we will eventually lose.

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