The Corner

Re: Operation Phoenix

Rich: I hate to inject a note of cynicism here, but I nearly choked on my

coffee reading these words of yours: “I was talking to a military expert

yesterday about Iraq. He said there are couple elements to succeeding in our

counterinsurgency efforts: 1) Sealing off the borders, which means insisting

on Syria’s help doing so….” Er, Rich, sealing off desert borders is a

thing that the present-day U.S.A. is… not sensationally good at.

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