25 January 2008
More evidence that the Iraqis are holding their own
Here's a thing from Juan Cole - the Iraqi resistance was busy stockpiling weapons in an abandoned building when someone tipped off the puppet government. Before anyone could mount a raid, the resistance blew the building up.
What this means is that the resistance can actually stockpile an arsenal and that suggests to me that the areas under their control are larger than the Americans want to admit.
We should also wonder at the level of their military intelligence. Very well, the Americans were able to find out about the arsenal, but the guerrillas were then able to destroy it before a raid could take place.
Remember the old rule of warfare like this: the guerrilla wins by not losing; the conventional force loses by not winning.
The guerrillas are winning this war. They will outlast the enemy.