It's not just how to get them in but how to get them out... Afghanistan Additional Troops
Under the Cheney/Rumsfeld plan, if it moved= military target, standing building=military target, school= military target, wedding=military target, etc.
We tried that in ‘Nam, and well, the results are there.
Smarter is to NOT blow them up before you ask questions, but we’ve already gone there. NOW the much harder job is to convince them we will STOP blowing up their children, and only go after the very small number of “bad guys” we were after in the first place.
Of course, they’ve already seen thousands of times that we consider everyone a “bad guy”, so if in their shoes, would YOU believe us?
A very tough sell indeed.