And you say Americans dont know hearts and minds

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  1. “The Americans . . . ..the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency.”
    James Fenimore Cooper

    "It's complicated, being an American, having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time"
    Louis Simpson

    America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
    Arnold Joseph Toynbee

    broken pencil thread - hooped. mk
  2. Am i missing something or is this a thread without an original post?! Was it so bad that it deleted itself?
  3. Effectively, yes.
  4. msr

    msr LE

    The F-16 and Shadow both beamed down live images of the house where the terrorists had hidden after firing on US forces. Now was option time. Which weapon to use?


    By about 0400, the Battle Captain had decided to use 120mm mortars. As a reference, if a 120mm were to land on a car, the car would be obliterated, but a 120mm would not be enough to flatten a decent house. The first round was shot, and the explosion left a black-hot thermal cloud on the two video screens. The impact looked hundreds of yards off target. Successive shots did not hone it, but got worse. It was starting to look like a turkey shoot, so the Battle Captain ordered the mortars to cease fire and refused to consider using the mortars again for that mission.