Monday, June 18, 2007

The Enemy of my enemy...

Is the enemy of your enemy really your friend? Yes says the US Army. You may know that the Sunnis and Shiites are trying to kill each other in Iraq, while blowing up the occasional US soldier. Well the US has now determined that since the Shiites are supported by Al Qaeda, the best policy is to arm the Sunnis in their fight against the Shiites. Let me say that again: the US Army is supplying weapons to the same insurgents that are responsible for numerous IED attacks on American soldiers.

Now you may think "of course this is propaganda being spread by liberal democrats to discredit The Surge". Well the chief architect of the surge confirmed this himself on yesterday's Fox Morning Show with Chris Wallace. General David H. Petraeus was asked and he confirmed it. A sane person would wonder "what's going to stop these Sunnis from turning those same weapons on us?" General Petraeus has that covered. They collect biometric information from the Sunnis before releasing the weapons. How stupid and naive is that? This is coming from the last best hope to salvage the war in Iraq.

So if you are an American soldier deployed in Iraq, you can take comfort in one thing: if you are shot dead with a bullet supplied by America to a Sunni insurgent, we'll be able to track him down. Of sure you'll still be dead but we'll know at least 1 Sunni can not be trusted.