Tuesday, November 28, 2006

United States Marine Corps Says

we have lost

The U.S. military is no longer able to defeat a bloody insurgency in western Iraq or counter al-Qaeda's rising popularity there, according to newly disclosed details from a classified Marine Corps intelligence report that set off debate in recent months about the military's mission in Anbar province.

The Marines recently filed an updated version of that assessment that stood by its conclusions and stated that, as of mid-November, the problems in troubled Anbar province have not improved, a senior U.S. intelligence official said yesterday. "The fundamental questions of lack of control, growth of the insurgency and criminality" remain the same, the official said.

What has happened here, is like what happens when you try to fight an infection with a quarter dose of antibiotics. For a while it may look like the infection is winning, but as time passes, the infection get stronger, and eventually kills the fool who failed to take all their medications.

I think that there are about 100,000,000 citizens of the United States that the President of the United States needs to make an apology to, starting with the high ranking officers of the US military who said we needed far more men than they were given.



Anonymous said...

The United States Marine Corps would fight to the last man before it would be defeated. Gunny Davis

John said...

They are not saying that they would not fight, just that they can not win.

just like Japan's troops at the Battle of Saipan they will die to a man if we demand it, but it will not matter.

Anonymous said...

Marines are “naval infantry”. Their Job was to Island hop and take ground. Then they would move on while the navy occupied the ground taken. Marines have no place being out there in the middle of the desert. They’er marines, naval infantry. They’er not the Army. The Army is the land force.

Silence Dogood said...

I don't think anybody doubts the courage, tenacity and willingness to follow up until the last order and the last man stands on the part of the USMC Gunny. The Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy are however at the behest of the President, the DOD and the civilian government. The Marines are doing their job (even if outside of the scope of the mission as anon #2 aptly noted) - it is the decisions and lack of decisions and diplomacy and strategy by the civilian government that is as issue here, and has been so disappointing.