ArkhAngel rebuts “an email from SPC Joe Roche, who’s currently serving with the 16th Engineer Battalion, part of the 1st Armored Division. Yes, that’s the division whose tour was extended by three months. They’re located in the Baghdad area, and they’ve seen some of the heaviest fighting during the insurgency.” The rebuttal is well done, my only point of disagreement is ArkhAngel’s overly optimistic opinion that the war can still be won. I tend to agree more with the Freeway Blogger:
A good post on the subject of Muqtada Al Sadr’s popularity in Iraq is by Nikolai at Lenin’s Tomb. “…..the bearded chubster is winning hearts and minds faster than a speeding bullet because, and only because, he has resisted both Saddam and the Americans. ”
Brian Hunter takes off on a Kevin Drum clanker in Rumsfeld, Military Budgets, Kevin Drum and Baseball.
Max Sawicky is running an exciting contest: “Submit your entries here for the most vicious thing posted by someone on the Instapundit blogroll.” While you’re at Max’s place, read his post on the FReepers’ “Enemies List” which includes Michael Berg, father of recent Al Qeada victim, Nicolas Berg.
The Angry Arab on Saudi hypocrisy: “And this Al-Jubayr was telling the American audience today about the civilized methods of interrogation in Saudi Arabia, where beheading of lovers still takes place, and where women are still stoned, and where people who enjoy their drugs are executed, and where the prisons of Prince Nayif are run like medieval dungeons with routine torture, and urination over the heads of inmates. And the propagandists of the House of Saudi are now allowed to preach tolerance and humane treatment on US TV?”
The Libertarian Jackass tries to explain to warfloggers why breaking things does not create wealth. He evens drags in Bastiat, though I doubt his intended audience will read a French economist when they won’t even eat French fries.
The Decadent West explains why Al Qaeda’s lack of a bureaucracy makes them more efficient than the West. “You know what makes Al Qaeda so Ford tough? Their total lack of bureaucracy.“