Monday, January 10, 2005

The Latest Disgrace

Please allow me another brief respite from the democracy series so that I may register some outrage about the following:

[O]ne Pentagon proposal would send Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads, most likely hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, even across the border into Syria, according to military insiders familiar with the discussions…

"The Sunni population is paying no price for the support it is giving to the terrorists," [one military source] said. "From their point of view, it is cost-free. We have to change that equation."
My God. Is this what we have become? Has this administration becomes so terrified of failing to achieve their (most recent) objective in Iraq that they are literally willing to adopt the methods of the enemy?

Mark Kleiman cuts to the chase:

Death squad activity is terrorism.
When your grandchildren ask you why America is hated in Iraq and around the world, you can tell them about this day. Good luck with that.
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