Sunday, March 16, 2008

Invasion Strategy

June 2002.

Col. John Agoglia, who served as a war planner for Gen. Tommy Franks at the United States Central Command, said the idea of using the Iraqi Army had long been an element of the invasion strategy.

“Before the campaign started we already had it as a premise of our planning,” said Colonel Agoglia, who serves as the director of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute of the Army. “Starting in June 2002 we conducted targeted psychological operations using pamphlet drops, broadcasts and all sort of means to get the message to the regular army troops that they should surrender or desert and that if they did we would bring them back as part of a new Iraq without Saddam.”

June 2002.

Us dirty fucking hippies should sleep easy. The rest of you can have your Ambien.