http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1515951,00.htmlThe Bush Administration has launched its latest PR offensive to boost support for the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq. But the rhetoric is familiar: an attempt to raise the specter of appeasement, starting with Donald Rumsfeld's speech to the American Legion Tuesday, in which he quoted Sen. William Borah saying "Lord, if only I had talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided!" after hearing of Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939. (Meanwhile, Rumsfeld barely mentioned Iraq until the last 500 words of the speech.) And today, in his speech to the Legion, President Bush described Islamic terrorists as the "successors to Fascists, to Nazis, to Communists, and other totalitarians of the 20th century."
Hey if talking to Hitler might have worked perhaps we should try it.
The way things have been going in Iraq it is about as futile as trying to fight a fire with an ice pick.
If we want the Iraqi troops to take over and be effective, they are going to have to be trained to use the same type of hit and run tactics as the insurgents.
American military tactics have not worked, so why should we expect those same tactics to work for the Iraqi military?