Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Does the enemy watch the American news?

I left this comment to this post on Hollywood, Interrupted.

It's racism you know. The terrorists and insurgents in Iraq can't possibly be sophisticated enough to make decisions according to their perception of the US will to fight as portrayed by the US media. Sure, maybe *we'd* be smart enough to do that, but them? What a farce! What a pile of balony! It is to laugh. Ha!

Yet as long ago as Sun-tzu people who wage war have known that military might is only a part of it and not even the largest. Sun-tzu, in fact, goes on and on about evaulating the enemy's will to fight.

The only people who don't seem to think that this matters is the media. They exist in a special place, it seems, where encouraging the enemy doesn't make them culpable for the sustained fighting that results, or the deaths.

If you peaceniks want our troops to stop dying, make our media end their encouragment of the people killing them.

Update: I knew I followed the link to Hollywood, Interrupted from one of the milblogs I read regularly but I couldn't find the link back. Well, duh, it was from Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette.

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