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06/29/2005: Gem o'the Day:


Dick Cheney has famously predicted that the Iraq Insurgency is in Last Throes. If so, itís a remarkable coincidence that these Last Throes happen to look just like a dramatic increase in military effectiveness. Consider the statistics: 1,000 people killed since April, and 70 attacks/day compared to 53/day during this same period in í04 and 8/day in í03. If Dick is now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, it wouldnít be the first time in military history that this has happened. Remember the Iraqi Minister of Information during the invasion and his Cheneyesque "There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" Iím guessing that at some point in the invasion he probably claimed that the US invasion was in its Last Throes!
--Sher Wright


Remember that Sher is a West Point grad, so he knows whereof he speaks on the question of military effectiveness.

Len on 06.29.05 @ 08:17 AM CST



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