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October 18, 2007 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Know Thine Enemy. "In a video Op-Ed by documentary filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors, Iraqis explain the roots of the insurgency."

Another Op-Ed on Iraq, written by 12 former Army captains: The Real Iraq We Knew.
posted by homunculus (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
homunculus, thanks for keeping me abreast of all this. I really appreciate it. Hope you don't mind if I use some of your links somewhere else to spread the word.
posted by hadjiboy at 9:53 PM on October 18, 2007


Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff and head of the British Army, described the insurgency in these terms a month ago:

"By motivation, essentially, and with the exception of the Al Qaeda in Iraq element who have endeavoured to exploit the situation for their own ends, our opponents are Iraqi Nationalists, and are most concerned with their own needs – jobs, money, security – and the majority are not bad people."

Which raises the question: if your opponents are not bad people, why are you fighting them?
posted by stammer at 10:07 PM on October 18, 2007


The important thing is that Bush is at peace with himself.
posted by homunculus at 10:30 PM on October 18, 2007








In other news: Blackwater CEO Says He Won’t Let Iraqi Government Prosecute His Employees

That wouldn't change if they were under American Military Rule either.
posted by srboisvert at 4:24 AM on October 19, 2007


Which raises the question: if your opponents are not bad people, why are you fighting them?

So the U.S. can control Iraq's oil instead of the Iraqi people.
posted by disgruntled at 6:59 AM on October 19, 2007


The important thing is that Bush is bad people.
posted by caddis at 7:01 AM on October 19, 2007


Note the NYT video doesn't seem to play right with AdBlock Plus running.
posted by Nelson at 11:20 AM on October 19, 2007


'Redacted' got redacted.
posted by homunculus at 12:46 PM on October 19, 2007


Veteran stress cases up sharply
posted by homunculus at 2:27 PM on October 19, 2007


Here's the first link on YouTube.
posted by homunculus at 7:46 PM on October 19, 2007




Four more wars! Four more wars!
posted by Curry at 12:03 PM on October 23, 2007


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