I am told that the Japanese method of wrestling consists not of suddenly pressing, but of suddenly giving way. This is one of my many reasons for disliking the Japanese civilization. To use surrender as a weapon is the very worst spirit of the East. But certainly there is no force so hard to fight as the force which it is easy to conquer; the force that always yields and then returns. [...] Against this there is no weapon at all except a rigid and steely sanity, a resolution not to listen to fads, and not to be infected by diseases.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
American Troops Recalled To Baghdad
...to help quell escalating sectarian strife. Damn. We've successfully rolled up much of al-Qaeda in Iraq, but Iranian interference & this sh!t are yet to be overmastered. Look for a resurgence in U.S. casualties. Meanwhile, have a Chesterton quote: