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The Real Damage in Tom Friedman's Column

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The real damage in Tom Friedman's column: the thesis is that it WOULD have been fine if only America had used massive force. It was the Westmoreland thesis in Vietnam. It was not the force that was lacking but the intelligence and humility. More force would simply have killed more people and ensured a more massive insurgency. I am afraid that sooner or later America will just have to eat humble pie and realise that France was right. You (and we) had no business there, period.