Originally Posted by Anubis_Zyklon
fighting soldiers is one thing ( japan, Germany ). fighting terrorist is another story all together but go ahead and live that pipe dream.
I could almost buy the WWII occupation theory if it was just remnants of the Fedadeen and Saddam loyalists out there raising hell...but we're also dealing with fanatical fundementalists of one of the world's largest religions here coming into the country from all over the place and that makes things just a little bit different than the occupation of Germany and Japan because they didn't have a seemingly steady stream of foreign fighters coming in to screw with the occupying force/new goverment back then.....this is a whole new and different ballgame.
The only way to deal with that effectively is to kill them all with no hesitation...you want Al-Sadr? then level the mosque he's hiding in, destroy the militias and flatten the city...holy place or not. Whatever it is, it can be rebuilt.