If you do the math, you have to come to the conclusion that 150,000 to 180,000 American soldiers cannot hold down an insurgency in a country that is larger than California, with a population of nearly 28 million people. After all, at the height of the war in Vietnam, the United States had around 500,000 soldiers in-country, and South Vietnam was less than half the size of Iraq. We know what the outcome there was, right?
Somebody explain it to me... rationally, and with specificity.
I try to be a rational human being... but the numbers refuse to add up.
We can hold all of the opinions we want... but opinions without facts might feel good, but they don't hold up to scrutiny.
Mr Bush's war, despite all of the military success of removing S. Hussein, will be seen by history as a blundering failure.