According to Mark Steyn, the von Clausewitz of the Great White Way, Generals Abizaid and Casey have brought great shame upon our nation because they haven’t been able to bring the car that George Bush and Dick Cheney drove off of a cliff in for a soft landing:
Well you know, I think in terms of the military approach to Iraq, you know, I’ve never been one of these people who thinks we need more forces there. You know, I don’t think that this is actually a numbers game, or a money game, or a resources game. What it is, is actually about strategy. And so I assume that at some level, the President and his new defense secretary have concluded that these guys on the ground, charged with the day to day operations, were not handling things correctly. And I would have to say that it’s hard not to conclude there’s a certain amount of truth in that, simply from the fact that you know, the American military has been in control of Baghdad, now, for almost four years, and has not secured the city. That is a great mark of shame upon what is one of the most powerful military in the world. It should be capable…it’s certainly got the money, the men, the equipment to pacify that city, so clearly what’s been lacking is some kind of coherent strategy to do it.
He is one step from this:
“The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.”
…and finally this:
“Exterminate all the brutes”