We get so numb to it, the perpetual carnage, the lies and cover-ups and our own complicity in making the whole thing materially possible by dutifully paying the federal government the money they need to fund bloody savage war. When will it reach into our consciousness more fully that WE are the source of war through the non-voluntary confiscation of our assets?
While it is true that the United States, with its superior high tech, is being soundly defeated by a decidedly low-tech insurgency this thing could still drag on for quite a while, due to the personal vanity of people like Dick Cheney, Doctuh Rice and Paul Wolfowitz refusing to be wrong about going to war. Not to mention Shrub.
All you need nowadays to defeat an invading superpower infidel are a few cellphones, some explosives and a spare human with a backpack and viola you can blow up the devils in a fuel convoy in Mosul or on the subway in New York, London or Madrid. Believe me when I tell you that they will continue to kill and maim as many as possible, up until the final moment when the infidel shamefully departs from their holy land in total defeat and disgrace. But like I said it could take a while to sink in that they're losing and we could all go under with them if it continues for too much longer. From Charley Reese yesterday:
Last week, a bunch of insurgents probably none of whom had any formal training killed 14 of the "best-trained, best-equipped soldiers in the world" with one homemade bomb. The insurgents know one thing the hotshots in Washington overlooked: The way to fight a high-tech army is with low-tech tactics and weapons.
As long as we keep troops in Iraq, some of them will die, because in that part of the world, when you kill a man, you automatically incur the mortal enmity of his family. In other words, we are manufacturing new insurgents every time we kill one. Like the Viet Cong, the insurgents know they can't beat us on the battlefield, but they know that in the long run, they will be there and we won't.