Tuesday, January 27, 2015


We're the losers.

Hoft, and others, are reporting that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion.  He deserted not once, but twice and sought to aid the enemy. Obama, you recall, brought him back in exchange for the release of five terrorist leaders.  What a deal.

Meanwhile, again via Gateway Pundit, and Stars and Stripes, we hear that one thousand paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg are headed back to Iraq:

Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

Trainers.  We know what that means.  It also means that there will Special Forces going back in.  Of course, we won't, and shouldn't, hear about that.  Stars and Stripes spoke with the brigade commander, who offered this bit of wisdom:

"It's a sophisticated enemy," Buzzard said. "There's limits to what air power can do.

"I think it's been very effective so far targeting leadership and headquarters, but it will require a ground force to control the terrain," he said. "The Iraqis have that ground force."

They have been doing so well at that lately.  I don't mind being lied to as much as I take offense at the implication that I am that stupid. 


  1. Since we started very limited bombing of ISIS they have gained ground. A dozen bombings a day ain't gonna stop them. Even massive carpet bombings won't work, although it would be much more effective.

    Regardless, we do need boots on the ground if we wanna destroy the terrorists, or at least damage them enough to stop their advance, contain them and begin seriously eradicating them.

    We should be working more with the Kurds and have them train the Iraqi army, because only the Kurds seem willing to fight the terrorists tooth n' nail.
    No amount of training will inspire the Iraqi army to fight with the same courage and tenacity as the Kurds, but maybe the Kurds can inspire them.

  2. I agree. It was never over. Maybe we never should have gone in and overthrown Saddam. But we did it. Now we have to deal with it. We have betrayed the Kurds over and over, but those guys are capable of cleaning it up. We need a Kurdistan.