Nine Paradoxes of War
Michael Schwartz spells out nine paradoxes of war, none of which the Bushies have a clue about (or else they just don't care). My favorite: Sometimes Doing Nothing Is the Best Reaction. I have suggested several times that the most inspired response to 9/11 would have been to do NOTHING. Whatever thrill Osama or whoever was really to blame for 9/11 got out of seeing those buildings collapse, his/their real goal was to provoke a reaction which he/they could use for their nefarious purposes. And boy were our idiot/criminals ready to provide one--they already had plans! Three thousand American deaths and $350 billion later, the hole we're in is a lot bigger than the one at Ground Zero.