"One thing that struck me about all of this," I told EAS, is that despite the fact that Israel is infinitely better equipped, has more money, is more modernized, and is a more cohesive nation, they have never been able to claim a decisive victory, and have in fact lost ground since all this started."
"It's the same basic lesson as in Vietnam," she said. "Even the most capable army can't win against a strong force of loosely-knit guerrilla soldiers."
"It certainly makes me draw parallels to what's going on right now. I started thinking, 'What if Israel-Palestine is the best we can hope for in Iraq?' Ugh, if that's the best we can hope for, then let's get the hell out of there and just let the CIA fight this thing."
"Except that's totally wrong, and the CIA is inept."1
Epilogue: My girlfriend may be a terrorist.
1It's not pretty, but if I were a military strategist, I'd probably want to explore scenarios for this option. Anyone have any ideas on this, and why it wouldn't make more sense than "the surge"? (Aside from a PR/legal standpoint.)2
2Those two things are basically the same anyway.