Strange Metrics

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Gen. Abizaid, on Meet the Press, was explaining why he believes that the readiness of the Iraqi army is pretty good:

"[T]here’s more people in the field fighting and participating in operations than at any time in the past and their casualty rate is double, if not triple that of which ours is, which means they’re out there fighting."

So the Iraqi Army is in a good state of readiness because their casualty rates are abnormally high.

That makes General Custer a military genius.