Monday, April 03, 2006
Iraqi Insurgents Take Out Yet Another US Helicopter
This is not good. (And yes, it was shot down, as were at least two of the three we lost in January. It didn't just break down in mid-air -- though with the over-use of airborne vehicles for the simplest tasks, that wouldn't surprise me, either.) The US relies heavily on planes and choppers instead of trucks to carry supplies because the roads simply aren't safe for US vehicles to travel. Rumsfeld and the rest of the PNAC Platoon were hoping that the insurgents wouldn't get regular access to things like antiaircraft weaponry. But as General Zinni could have told them, hope is not a plan.
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