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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, May 18, 2007

Forget winning 'hearts and minds' - win the war

'This fight depends on securing the population, which must understand that we -- not our enemies -- occupy the moral high ground.' -- Gen. David Petraeus, May 10, 2007

"Oh, they must, must they?

With his single sentence, Gen. Petraeus reveals what's wrong with our Iraq policy. Success depends not on our own actions, but on a politically correct expectation of how Iraqis will react to those actions. It seems that victory depends on something over which we have no control -- the point of view and behavior of people in Iraq."

More by Diana West.


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