Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No Wonder We're Having Trouble

Remember how our military leaders were shocked to find out we weren't being treated as liberators after ousting the Hussein (Saddam, not the other one*) regime from Iraq?

Maybe it was because of this going on at the Army War College (emphasis mine):

As late as early 2006, the senior service colleges of the Department of Defense had not incorporated into their curriculum a systematic study of Muhammad as a military or political leader. As a consequence, we still do not have an in-depth understanding of the war-fighting doctrine laid down by Muhammad, how it might be applied today by an increasing number of Islamic groups, or how it might be countered.

And this (emphasis mine):
Two weeks ago, Ricks reported on a new publication by Army War College research professor Sherifa Zuhur on Hamas and Israel that informs readers that Hamas has been misunderstood due to the misreporting by “Israeli and Western sources that villainize the group.” Zuhur concludes that Hamas isn’t so bad after all, so we all just need to get along and embrace the terrorist group through negotiations — a view apparently endorsed by the Army War College when it published her defense of Hamas.
This is what we are teaching our Lieutenant Colonels, fer cryin' out loud!

We've got the lunatics running the asylum.

Hat tip - Instapundit

*Yeah, I went there.

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