Monday, July 09, 2007
Run Towards the Ambush
When I was in Iraq, one of my teammates was a former Marine. One afternoon the subject of an ambush came up and he said what you have to do is run towards the ambush if you want to have any chance of surviving it. Completely counter-intuitive of instincts, but nonetheless the best tactic. Bill Kristol wrote an article in that vein giving advice to the President that I totally agree with, especially in light of this NY Times (yeah...can you actually believe they have an article showing something positive...don't worry though...it was buried and way outnumbered with articles and editorials calling for surrender) showing the progress. Pay special attention to the attacks being down tremendously and the ratio of the enemy killed and captured versus Soldiers and Marines killed.