Monday, March 24, 2003

THE WEB LEADS THE WAY TO SHOCK AND AWE
Warren - always a guy ready to punch in a random URL - alerted us to Shock and Awe, which appears to spotlight a 1996 book by the same name explaing the SHOCK AND AWE strategy (fast becoming known as It that all there is?). In a worthy demonstration of verbal tounge-twisting, the site's authors write:

By releasing the "Shock and Awe " strategy weeks prior the assembly of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the US Pentagon intended to alert the people of Iraq of the planned campaign. Had the strategy functioned as planned, the people and leaders of Iraq would have submitted to the coalition force to prevent a punishing assault.

Had the Iraqi people and leaders perceived the "Shock and Awe " strategy as described, the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom would have resulted in minor losses to coalition forces. As of March 23, 2003 there is no evidence the Shock and Awe has not produced the intended results. It is not an indication the Shock and Awe strategy will not work as intended in the future.


Let's repeat - there is no evidence the Shock and Awe has not produced the intended results. Huh?

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