Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dikd You Know - Sleeping With The Enemy

I find it interesting that in virtually every aspect of human life there are the contradictions. We're smart enough to invent cars and air travel, stupid enough that not so long ago Donald Rumsfeld was striking deals to sell arms to Saddam Hussein. We're smart enough to develop open heart surgery, but so stupid as to seel weapons to the Taliban in their fight against the Russians. And now, just one more example...

With the four-month-old increase in American troops showing only modest success in curbing insurgent attacks, American commanders are turning to another strategy that they acknowledge is fraught with risk: arming Sunni Arab groups that have promised to fight militants linked with Al Qaeda who have been their allies in the past.

From the New York Times.

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