Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 1003
That is because you are using a completely wrong meausuring stick. AFAICT, the age-old conflict about what is the true Islam underrides a lot of this. Another thing Westerners go wrong is viewing the politics as separate from religion. It is not. The whole infrastructure of Islamic society depends on the two being intertwined. If one sect considers all other sects as heretics, you have exactly the flavor of killing that exists today. AFAICT, there isn't a sect that doesn't believe that their political leader shouldn't be The Caliph.
This is my third time around studying how Islamic governments evolved and self-destructed. I will probably need at least twenty more times to get it correct.
Sigh! They are not sitting back. The are actively participating or haven't you noticed that the promoters of violence are non-Iraqi.
Did your friend ever get out of the cities to find out how the regular people think? What is similar to Nam is that all Iraqi opinions that are getting reported are the city people, not the general population. This was also a problem with intelligence of Viet Nam.
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 1004
Yes. Those Islamic extremists do not have the corner market on stupidity. The US has a similar problem with...
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