posted on Mar, 21 2006 @ 11:47 PM
It doesnt surprise me that they are organized. The insurgents are by no means stupid. As majic pointed out, some are former members of the Iraqi
Army under Saddaam. I'm sure some of the insurgents are even active in the Iraqi security forces now, as I am sure its been infiltrated. Its not
too far fetched to believe is it? The problem with controlling an insurgency, especially with the risk of sectarian violence and civil war, is that
using the domestic security forces can tip that off, especially if you get Shias raiding Sunni areas. And with a majority of Iraq's population being
Shia, and the Sunnis, who were in control before Saddaam was taken out of power feeling bitter about losing it, the country is easily riled into a
frenzy. I'm not saying there will or wont be civil war, but I am saying that even if we put Iraqi security forces in the lead, we risk of more
sectarian violence being created. Its a volitile situation. I'm no expert, and I'm sure those that are can figure a solution to this, theres
always someone who is thinking of solutions to these problems.
The only similiarity I see with Vietnam is that the military has its hands tied, though in this kind of war, thats what you want, as most of the
fighting is taking place in urban environments. Caution must be taken and more strict rules of engagement are necessary to hurt the insurgency where
it counts, in recruiting. I believe that this is one war where we can win the "hearts and minds" as it was said in Nam.