The record level of violence has gotten to new record levels. Let’s get some degree of reality. I know that’s hard with this White House but let’s try. Let’s assume that we are going to have a real plan to control the violence in Iraq. The plan will be to control Baghdad then to look at other major cities. Baghdad is a city of about 7 million. How many police would you need to control a population of million? For example if a huge riot breaks out in LA and everything goes crazy how many police would you need? One thing that I do know the number isn’t 140,000. It isn’t 140,000 +/- 10,000 or 15,000. You have to be talking about 500,000 – 700,000 troops. Remember much of Iraq is armed. At least that is what we have to assume. So, now what?
Increasing troop levels for 3 – 6 months is crazy talk. If you want to control Baghdad then start a draft and ramp up. If not then don’t waste my time or our troops.
This will probably be my last comment on T.O. (a friend of mine calls him Me-O). He has been fined $35,000 for splitting on DeAngelo Hall during the Cowboys-Falcons game last Saturday. Whatever talents TO has; are completely overshadowed by his self-distructive personality. I’m sure that he carries a psychological diagnosis. Manic-depressive? Psychoaffective? I don’t know. I just wish he would go somewhere and get help. A “normal” person doesn’t act like TO. I wish he would go to southern Colorado or Northern California or where ever people who have “$25 million reasons to live” go to for help. Just go.