"We still need one more 'communication' with the hardcore attackers to get their attention. The group in Abu Hishma has just never accepted that we want to help them," he added, asserting that, "You get their attention through controlled violence" along with money for infrastructure projects.This totally disgusted me. I wonder if this man will ever wake up and realize how stupid, and evil, he is to say such things. So far, apparently, he has not.
Earlier, I had asked Sassaman if he regretted a frequently cited comment he made to the NYT: "With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them." He smiled grimly and said it had been a "bad day" when he spoke with the NYT reporter.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
A reflection on Lt. Colonel Sassaman
I found the following information in the book INSIDE THE RED ZONE by Mike Ferner. This is about an interview with Lt Colonel Sassaman. He was stationed in Iraq, and this takes place in February, 2004.
Posted by Dancewater at 4:57 AM