22 January 2007
America's surge plan takes shape.
The American plan for the new counter offensive against iraq is becoming clearer. Basically the idea is to spread the troops out into about 40 small forts throughout Baghdad, thus to provide support for the Iraqi puppet forces who are supposed to do the actual fighting.
That is the plan, anyway. A more likely outcome is that the Iraqis will find reasons not to fight - and who can blame them? - and that American casualties will go through the roof. It is also highly likely that the guerrillas will team up and try and take out one of the forts.
Now that would be wonderful!