posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 08:31 PM
reply to post by Dronetek
The week before the election in 2004, Bush publicly announced that a huge assault on Fallujah was to occur.
I view this as an obvious ploy to get votes because if you voted for Bush, then Fallujah would be invaded and end the insurgency. If you didn't vote
for Bush, then the war would be ruined and the American people would be responsible for letting the insurgency continue. All this according to the
In parading their assault on Fallujah, all the Bush administration accomplished was making the mission more dangerous and making it less effective.
This is akin to the British marching into war, band a blazing, dressed in bright red uniforms as if to shout "WE'RE COMING!" with a giant neon sign
and an arrow pointing to us.
Now why wouldn't the insurgents just leave town when they new the assault was coming? This is common sense. In fact, in my opinion, it would be a
genius tactical move on the part of the insurgency to just use psy ops to mess with our heads there. Therefore it would be obvious that all the
people we would be after would have left town, making the assault pointless. Do you honestly think that this wasn't thought of by our military?
Hmmm, well it seems that MSNBC was nice enough to point out the fact that this is exactly what happened.
Many Insurgents Apparently Fled From Fallujah. As this story reported, "...advance U.S. and Iraqi government warnings gave the militants plenty of
time to get out of town, and it appears many did just that."
This also gave them advanced warnings and let them set up booby traps for our troops, as reported by CBS News and CNN:
"often booby-trapped rubble of Fallujah." - CBN News
booby-trapped barricades " - CNN.
Or what about this:
"Three marines have been killed in an explosion as they entered a booby-trapped building in central Fallujah."
All this mission accomplished was a high casualty of American lives.
All of the publicity here was unnecessary and the only reason I can fathom for it is that the Bush administration only wanted to use it to gain
re-election. Not about freeing the Iraqi people, attacking the insurgents, or even caring about the lives of our troops.
This assault did not have to wait until the election and did not have to be announced publicly and repeatedly!