Didn’t the Taliban See Patton?

A Pakistani newspaper is reporting that the Taliban is readying suicide squads in preparation for an American invasion. Any time a military resorts to killing those troops who are most fervent in their support for the cause you know that you’ve got a regime in the height of desperation. Those who want to fight for the Taliban should be allowed to. Those who aren’t blown into a fine red mist by our bombs will be so throughly demoralized by the treatment they will receive at the hands of the Taliban that they’ll never harbor illusions that bin Ladenism is anything more than a stupid and evil ideology.

The great general George S. Patton once said:

The object of war is not to die for your country; it’s to make the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.

Evidently, the Taliban didn’t get the message.