Monday, March 24, 2003
fake surrender of Iraqi soldiers has some similarities to the 9-11 hijackings - they worked because they took advantage of our predictability (In Iraq, to believe that surrendering troops are in fact doing just that; in the case of the hijackings, to stay docile) and they will only work that first time - remember that the plans of the fourth hijacking group were foiled when the passengers learned of what was happening elsewhere..
Just as the days of passenger crews not reacting with force against hijackers are over, so are the days of American troops blindly accepting as legitimate a surrender of Iraqi troops.
We can be fooled once.....
For an addiitional example of this pattern, how long do you think it will be before we go back to the UN Security Council seeking their approval for action we believe to be in our national interest?