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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Opinions vary

The Atlantic Monthly's Robert Kaplan on troop morale:

"My commentary is that...and I just came back from Iraq, and I spent six months a year in the barracks, is that I've only met two kinds of Army Special Forces and front line Marines: Those who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who are pulling every bureaucratic string to get deployed there."

Too bad that we're losing, and it's unwinnable. Someone should really let the troops fighting the war know this, because they seem to think otherwise. But they're just the ones doing the job, why believe them over politicians in Washington or reporters whose idea of combat is fighting over the last cold Heineken in the hotel bar?

Read the whole thing.


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