…Well, I should start out by saying that I consider myself a political “moderate,” not really left or right wing. And that I, personally, approved of invading Iraq.
Anyway, if we can put partisan issues aside for a moment (:snickers, hysterical laughter:) I’m still wondering…how are we doing in Iraq, from a military standpoint?
I mean, the media pundits seem to like to call the occupation (if I can call it that, without raising anyone’s ire) a near debacle, what with the continuing losses of U.S. troops in bombings, convoy attacks, etc.
But really…we’ve only lost a couple of hundred troops, so far. More than half since the majority of the combat ended. I mean, I don’t want to seem callous, but that doesn’t really seem too bad, considering that we’re garrisoning an entire country that’s the size of Texas. And since most of the casualties are coming from around the region around the capital.
And according to the Iraqometer web site, the Iraqi military casualties were 11,000. At the risk of sounding callous again, that seems like a pretty decent “kill ratio.”
So…any armchair generals care to weigh in on this one?