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    anyone see this show on pbs last night?

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wartech/about.html

    Very informative. Rummie is the devil. That is all.
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    I didn't see it, but I'll be keeping my eyes open for a replay, it sounds very interesting.

    Also, I don't think the new technology and new style of warfare is really a problem. I think the bigger issue is just politics and rules of engagement. As much as I don't think this is anything like Vietnam, it's the same issues, just on a much smaller scale.

    Take Fallujah for example... do you really think it would take more than a couple hours to roll through that place if we wanted to? It's just a tough balance between getting things done and not killing any more than we have to.
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    Re: anyone see this show on pbs last night?

    Originally posted by jestros
    Rummie is the devil.
    Rumsfeld should be forced to resign. Liberal or conservative, you should be able to acknowledge the guy has overseen some serious failures and made some absolutely terrible judgement calls. There's his pushing for making Iraq a higher priority than pursuing al-Qaida, for one. Even if you think the Iraq war was just, he is largely responsible for the fact that too few troops were installed (he repeatedly insisted that more weren't needed), which has put the troops there in serious danger. It's also forced a lot of the work to be farmed out to mercenaries who have often made things worse.

    The man is incompetent and dangerous, and should get the boot.
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    Re: Re: anyone see this show on pbs last night?

    Originally posted by LordNeon
    Rumsfeld should be forced to resign. Liberal or conservative, you should be able to acknowledge the guy has overseen some serious failures and made some absolutely terrible judgement calls. There's his pushing for making Iraq a higher priority than pursuing al-Qaida, for one. Even if you think the Iraq war was just, he is largely responsible for the fact that too few troops were installed (he repeatedly insisted that more weren't needed), which has put the troops there in serious danger. It's also forced a lot of the work to be farmed out to mercenaries who have often made things worse.

    The man is incompetent and dangerous, and should get the boot.
    ...and you could have done better...
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