The UnAustralian

Tuesday, March 25, 2003
A Clever Murderous Bastard Trick

The alleged Iraqi surrendering then attacking technique is both clever and totally wrong at the same-time.

Clever, because if the US starts to gun down suspected "fakers", they will get a reputation of murdering POWs which will in turn lead to fewer Iraqi forces surrendering, and many more Iraqi soldiers willing to fight to the death. If the US restrains itself, the Iraqi's have a potent new weapon. Clearly, the US will have to tread carefully here.

While I can understand the Iraqi's use of this technique (in the military sense, they are completely screwed), in the end it won't change the outcome of the war, but a whole lot of people who didn't have to die, will.
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