June 30, 2006
Here is a bizarre story that shows you --again -- what we’re up against in Iraq.
The London Telegraph reports that wives and family members of soldiers fighting in Iraq have received telephone calls, believed to include death threats, from insurgents. According to military documents obtained by the newspaper, the calls have been made with increasing frequency over the past few weeks after insurgents managed to obtain home phone numbers from soldiers’ mobile telephones.
The growing number of calls has led to an investigation by Britain’s royal military police. Soldiers have been warned to take greater care of their mobile phones when using them to call home.
The insurgents and terrorists know they cannot defeat America and Britain on the battlefield, so they are going after our will. The al Qaeda playbook teaches that we do not have the resolve or the moral strength to finish the battle. They are betting everything they are right and these phone calls are one of their tactics to break us. Are they right? They’d better not be.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.