Friday, November 24, 2006

Smashing. Head. In. Keyboard.

Watching CNN just now, Ret. Brigadier General James "Spider" Marks advised against US forces trying to "neutralize" Moqtada Al-Sadr because, in his words, "sometimes you're better off with the devil you know."

Maybe this was simply an idle comment, but I can't help but reflect upon the fact that Gen. Marks was the lead intelligence officer for the US land war during the invasion of Iraq. I wonder if he understood, in 2003, that "sometimes you're better off with the devil you know", or whether subsequent events have educated him.

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