Have you ever wonder why the Middle East seems like some kind of twilight zone, terrorist-whack-a-mole episode; kill one and seven more pop up?
Well, maybe a GI who has been there can shed some light on the reasons why this "ideological struggle of the 21st century" may not be smartly conducted any longer in Iraq.
Have a look:
He said he saw American soldiers shoot and kill an unarmed Iraqi teenager, and rode in an Army Humvee that sideswiped Iraqi cars and shot an old man’s sheep for fun — both incidents Sergeant Clousing reported to superiors. He said his work as an interrogator led him to conclude that the occupation was creating a cycle of anti-American resentment and violence.
...Arriving in Iraq in November 2004, he said he was stunned at the number of Iraqis he was assigned to interrogate who were either innocent or disgruntled citizens resentful about the American occupation. He said he told his commander: “Your soldiers and the way they’re behaving are creating the insurgency you’re trying to fight. It’s a cycle. You don’t see it, but I’m talking to the people you’re bringing to me.”