[lbo-talk] Brit general says US/UK should "admit defeat" in Iraq

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Sat May 5 11:03:00 PDT 2007

On Saturday 05 May 2007 00:14, Carl Remick wrote:

> I do not seek out association with people I view
> as demented.

There's a lot to be said for the renunication of experience. It simplifies your life considerably, and conduces to a worldview which is admirably clean-cut, if perhaps a bit lacking in nuance.

> Yes, I read a bio of Sherman, and he struck me as a dangerous lunatic. ...
> He also oversaw military action against Native Americans,
> including -- replicating his destruction of civilian food supplies during
> the Civil War -- slaughtering buffalos to deprive the Plains Indians of
> their primary food. Nifty guy.

All quite true, but I think the original question was whether military officers were stupid, not whether they were nice.


Michael J. "Nuancy-boy" Smith mjs at smithbowen.net

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