Monday, August 24, 2009

Don't over estimate an insurgency

From Michael Yon:

"Life is far easier for the guerrilla than for the counterguerrilla, just as arson is easier for arsonists than for firefighters."

This is a good point. I hear constantly that we can't win against the insurgency because they continue with these terror bombings. I think that people somehow infer that the people of Afghanistan are with the guerrillas because their campaign continues, but that makes no more sense than concluding that because a group of arsonists are able to go on burning down buildings that the people in an area are against buildings and wish to be nomads.

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