OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: THE WAR & ITS CONSEQUENCES
By Geoff Metcalf
Regime change in Iraq was never in doubt. The speed, precision, and professionalism of the US-led coalition's military victory is in some ways surprising and will no doubt result in new military field training manuals and course curricula for military schools from Fort Benning to assorted War Colleges. Baghdad should be in coalition control very soon.
However, the biggest losers in this campaign are not military:
The United Nations has demonstrated to the world that they are a dysfunctional incom- petent gaggle of petty, venial special interests. The international fiction that the UN is in someway a world government entity dedicated to managing geopolitically WHAT is good has been exposed. The UN is (and has been) a soap opera dysfunctional family of feud- ing egos only focused on WHO is right or wrong based on deep-seated prejudices and jealousy.
France, Germany, and the fence sitters will suffer very real, tangible, and painful con- sequences for their actions.
The Democratic Party, U.S.A. is self-destructing. It is self-destructing because of blind hubris of sycophant Liberals more focused on posturing an unrealistic political and social philosophy than on representing the wants and needs of their constituents. Conspicuous Democrat causalities are:
I have often quoted Teddy Roosevelt, "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that, by inefficiency or otherwise, he fails in his duty to stand by the country." I have used that quote to demonstrate the need to oppose various actions and inaction of the previous administration. The collorary of that is equally true. It IS unpatriotic TO oppose the President when, by his actions, he SUCCEEDS in his duty to stand by the country.
There are consequences to what we do and don't do. The UN, Democratic Party, and specific congressional obstructionists will inevitably pay a price for their reprehensible conduct.
California's congressional delegation has done irreparable harm to the already reeling state. Five of the above are California Representatives.
Since the start of the war, I have been providing military analysis for NewsMax to a variety of radio stations from Bob Grant on WOR in New York to Al Rantel on KABC in Los Angeles and dozens in between.
Before the first shot was fired, we were told (the world was told) to anticipate the "Shock and Awe" demonstration of devastating high tech, precise hi-tech whiz-bang technology. Instead, the first action we heard of was a "target of opportunity" strike on a presumed meeting of Saddam Hussein and his generals. This was followed by a series (40-70) of vertically targeted strikes.
Long ago and far away, I used to teach tactics in the U.S. Army. Three key principles, which have been axiomatic, are: Surprise, Firepower, and Violence of Action. The con- ventional wisdom was that, while we had sacrificed "surprise," the "firepower" and "violence of action" would be so devastating as to compensate for the loss of surprise. However, as the campaign progressed and I was talking to various people about what was happening, I had an epiphany. Hey, we really DID achieve "surprise"--not surprise in the traditional sense, but rather in the form of misdirection.
As the world (and Iraq) waited for the promised "Shock and Awe" devastation, our coa- lition forces were dissecting the enemy capabilities with surgical precision.
The Bush Coalition will win Operation Iraqi Freedom. Saddam Hussein is history stick a fork in him he is done (or dead).
As regards the United Nations, the U.S. Democratic Party and the State of California, the price each will have to pay is yet to be seen.
The Middle East & the Problem of Iraq
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The Problem of Rogue States:
Iraq as a Case History
The Middle East & the Arabs
Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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War & Peace in the Real World
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
Against the U.S.A. & Western Civilization
Islamist International Terrorism &
U.S. Intelligence Agencies
U.S. National Security Strategy
The United Nations & Its Agencies
Geoff Metcalf is a veteran media performer. He has had an eclectic professional background covering a wide spectrum of radio,
television, magazine, and newspapers. A former Green Beret and retired Army officer he is in great demand as a speaker. Metcalf
has hosted his radio talk show on the ABC/Disney owned and operated KSFO and in worldwide syndication.
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