Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Army Mag: U.S. Officers "Institutionally Racist"

"A senior British officer has written a scathing critique of the U.S. Army and its performance in Iraq, accusing it of cultural ignorance, moralistic self-righteousness, unproductive micromanagement and unwarranted optimism there....

"[T]he Army's can-do spirit, he wrote, encouraged a 'damaging optimism' that interfered with realistic assessments of the situation in Iraq."

Essay (PDF) here.

UPDATE: " 'I don't know how many women I’ve seen in labour. These people s*** out kids like turds,' " a National Guardsman muttered to The Times on a patrol in Baghdad.

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