Thursday, October 14, 2010

Combat Soldiers and Lumberjacks

Here's a quote from Andrew Bacevich's essay on our war quagmires:

"Now, assigning combat soldiers the task of nation-building in, say, Mesopotamia is akin to hiring a crew of lumberjacks to build a house in suburbia. What astonishes is not that the result falls short of perfection, but that any part of the job gets done at all."

You can find this essay in its entirety at I recommend it.


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