Thursday, March 20, 2008


I find this quote really interesting:

For a long time, intelligence agencies were stuck in a Cold War mentality that led them to believe informants could be bought with lots of cash, a tactic that hasn't really worked since members of al-Qaida are mostly motivated by religion. "This is a much more difficult target than the Soviets were," says a former CIA official. "These people are true believers. They're living according to their beliefs, not in the lap of luxury."
They're just now figuring this out? Talk about reflecting our Dear Leader's narcissitic personality and projecting it on "the enemy".

Isn't this anti-insurgency 101? Have we learned nothing since Vietnam?

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