ShareThis Page
Errors in war strategy |

Errors in war strategy

I agree with the war against Iraq, but I feel important blunders are being made.

First, the Iraqi media should all have been put out of action. It is vital that we send our messages via their TV frequencies. Iraqis are not surrendering en masse because Saddam still has the power of the media! All communications in Iraq, be they military or civilian, should be taken out.

On the news we are being told that allied soldiers bypassed enemy fortifications and strongholds, leaving tactical Iraqi units intact, which can regroup and attack us from behind or set traps for us. No strongholds or enemy units should be bypassed that leave our troops exposed from the rear. Allowing this to happen is going to cause many more American and allied casualties.

It seems that common sense is not being used.

I.C. ModrickWest Bethlehem Township

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.