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The Real Shock & Awe


“I agree that bombing Baghdad won’t make Iraq surrender. But is Baghdad really the subject of shock and awe? I know everyone seems to think so, but isn’t that just because that’s where the TV cameras are set up? I’d bet that, while precision makes the people of Baghdad feel safe, precision makes the soldiers of the Republican Guard feel rather unsafe. Maybe even shocked. Or awed. But there aren’t any TV cameras in the Iraqi trenches.”


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