August 26, 2003

NAPALM-LEVEL FLAMING

The Moxie War has entered the crucial quagmire stage and is now officially Another Vietnamô. Thrill to the wild Treacher-Moxie action!

Meanwhile, in a non-quagmire conflict:

Hundreds of U.S. forces, backed by helicopters, tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles, launched a raid here Tuesday in a bid to capture the leader of a notorious gang wanted for attacks against U.S. forces and terrorizing Iraqi civilians.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 26, 2003 03:07 PM
Comments

Blog will eat itself.

Posted by: pooh at August 26, 2003 at 06:37 PM

signal-to-noise ratio approaching zero.

Posted by: Mork at August 26, 2003 at 06:57 PM

I ♥ pooh's comment.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 26, 2003 at 09:16 PM

Usually debate over a war would be finished by now, but the debate is turning into a quagmire, with bitter-enders still slugging it out.

Posted by: Andjam at August 26, 2003 at 11:58 PM

Why is it that stories like that only see the light of day on blogs?

Posted by: Full Auto at August 27, 2003 at 12:56 AM

and from the very next paragraph Blair can't be arsed quoting:

Soldiers caught 24 members of the "terrorist organization" but Lateef appeared to have eluded capture, Hogg said.

"Their primary focus is probably criminal activity, but they have attacked coalition forces through direct and indirect means," Hogg told The Associated Press. "As long as he (Lateef) is in place we will not be able to establish the conditions for the Iraqi police to establish law and order in the area."

Well done capturing 24 members of the "terrorist organisation". And yet they failed to achieve their stated primary mission despite having 'hundreds of U.S. forces, backed by helicopters, tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles'?

This supports Blair's apparent argument this is an example of a going-ahead, kicking-goals, making-the-grade, 4.0 piece of non-quagmire action by the US forces? Exactly how? Twit.

Posted by: bliarsquaddie at August 27, 2003 at 02:05 AM

and from another paragraph that blairsquaddie can't be arsed quoting:

"Tuesday's raid was part of operation "Ivy Needle" launched by the 4th Infantry Division throughout its region of control. It was designed to neutralize paramilitary forces, Saddam loyalists, Fedayeen Saddam militia and other subversive elements, 4th Infantry spokeswoman Maj. Josslyn Aberle said.
The operations consists of "surgical strikes on remote areas ... where in the past we haven't had enduring military presence," Aberle said."

So, "the hundreds of U.S. forces, backed by helicopters, tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles" were used not just against one terrorist group, but are a part of ongoing large military operation to clean another area of Iraq of remaining terrorists.

This supports Blairsquaddie's apparent argument this is an example of a going-nowhere, non-goal-kicking, failing-the-grade piece of quagmire action by the US forces? Exactly how? Twit.

Posted by: Katherine at August 27, 2003 at 02:43 AM

Golly, Mr blairsquaddie, why don't you ask one of the 24 members of the terrorist organization if they won?

Twit.

Posted by: John Nowak at August 27, 2003 at 03:08 AM