Losses in Iraq

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Nov 3 14:50:44 MST 2003


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At 01:13 PM 11/3/2003, you wrote:
>     As losses mount in Iraq, I am wondering whether the dangerous
>"triangle" can be "sanitized."  Here's what we used to do back on the
>farm.   In the summer, annoying, debilitating fly populations would
>begin to rise.  We would then evacuate the barn of the stock and fog the
>barn with insecticides.  After running the fans to aerate the barn, we
>could let the stock return to a fly free barn.  The "triangle could be
>evacuated in an orderly way, check out the identity of each person.
>Then the area could be swept clean of these terrorist and resistance
>cells.  I am not suggesting any kind of poison here.  Rather, a sifting
>process in which we can separate the friendlies from the combatants and
>then deal with each group appropriately.  This process may need to be
>done several times in the coming year.  Is it feasible?

No. The main problem is infiltrators. We're unwilling to control our own
borders let alone someone else's.

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