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2,262 Confirmed Dead; 16,653 Wounded

Friday, February 10, 2006

You don't win wars by dying for your country. You wins war by making the other poor son-of-a-bitch die for his!"-- Gen. George Patton.
Thanks to DarkSyde at Daily Kos for reminding me of this. Patton, by the way: another movie I could and have watched over and over again. Seering visuals. Haunting music. But here we are, in 2006, with, as Andrew Sullivan says, the "fathomless incompetence" of the Bush administration. And this: "Democracies do better in wars precisely because we have more internal criticism and therefore more flexibility and capacity to correct error. Sadly, this administration seems to specialize in sticking its fingers in its ears."