Tuesday, September 09, 2008

And here I thought we were winning their hearts and minds

What the heck?
The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.

The program -- which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb -- must remain secret for now or it would "get people killed," Woodward said Monday on CNN's Larry King Live.

"It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said.

The top secret operations, he said, will "some day in history ... be described to people's amazement.
What kind of “program” would enable us to identify and kill Al-Qaeda leadership? Paying off informants? Offering amnesty and then shooting them when they show up? A bait and switch boat sale? A huge butterfly net?

Oh, wait. I know what it must be. Our military has invented the Tantalus Field.

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