Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Warriors' POV

PZ says I should blog this article from the NYT, by a group of soldiers on the ground, one of whom was shot in the head before it was published. Their conclusion:
Four years into our occupation, we have failed on every promise, while we have substituted Baath Party tyranny with a tyranny of Islamist, militia and criminal violence.
I think the notion of an "American-centered view" of the conflict is probably exactly what's wrong with the story we're getting from people in charge. This is a new kind of conflict, and once again, we're too inert to adjust.

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