Posts tagged war
The Petraeus Illusion (via New Yorker)
A legend was born. Petraeus gave Americans a new hero general to worship at a time when its civilian leaders had failed them. But, in return, we allowed his epic to stand in for our memory of that war, or even, of those who helped Petraeus “win” it. Which other generals’ names do we remember from Iraq? I will wager that few Americans who live outside of the Beltway or the Pentagon can name any. What do we remember of Iraq itself? Again, I suspect very little other than an unpleasant haze of half-recalled snapshots: Shock and Awe, Mission Accomplished, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and, perhaps, Saddam’s capture and later execution. What else? Blackwater?
This article absolutely crushes it on so many levels…
Meanwhile outside Aleppo…
Rebels are putting the hurt on the Syrian Air Force… doubtful this was due to mechanical, but doubtful small arms were entirely to blame.
Sweet shooting dude. This isn’t MW3.