A Plan for Victory
ABC News is reporting that someone came up with a plan – an actual, workable plan – that, if followed, could lead to victory in Iraq. Naturally, it wasn’t created by someone in the White House or in Congress, nor was it created by one of the multitudes of pundits and talking heads that populate the MSM.
From ABC News’ Martha Raddatz:
President Bush has spent the last few weeks engaged in complex briefings with senior military officers, State Department officials and outside experts as he tries to come up with a new plan to achieve victory in Iraq.
But a young captain serving in Iraq’s violent Al Anbar Province has offered a simple explanation of what the problem was in Iraq and how to solve it. Among his observations is the importance of having a moustache in Iraq.
In a military known for its sleep-inducing, graphically dizzying PowerPoint presentations, the young captain’s presentation, which has been unofficially circulating through the ranks, stands out. Using stick figures and simple language, it articulates the same goal as the president’s in Iraq.
The creator of this PowerPoint presentation, “How to Win in Al Anbar,” was Capt. Travis Patriquin.
“How to Win in Al Anbar” may not make it to the desk of the president, but maybe it should.
Sadly, even if the White House were to follow and implement his suggestions, Captain Patriquin will not see the results. He was killed in Anbar Province by an IED that also killed the highest-ranking female officer in Iraq, Major Megan McClung of the US Marine Corps.
To see Capt. Patriquin’s presentation, click here. [pdf alert!]
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