The years have passed, the anger over the war in Iraq has become subdued and fears, anxieties and concern have disappeared into the inner world of our minds. Retired Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson has memories that will never fade since she was the first female to be captured during the conflict when her convoy was ambushed in the initial stage of the war. Her rifle, as did many, misfired due to an incorrect manner of maintenance of weapons. After all, this was the Rumsfeld Doctrine in action whose goal was speed, not effectiveness. “Many things went wrong that day. It was not one thing.”
A gentle reminder of how Don Rumsfeld placed thousands of men and women at risk due to lack of planning and incompetence run wild. Ms. Johnson was rescued, unfortunately those who died in a war that never should have been fought were not as fortunate.