David Kilcullen
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

June 23, 2009 NailingEdit


  • expert on guerrilla warfare, Stephen doesn't understand what the big deal is: distract them with bananas then shoot them
  • what does "small wars amidst big ones" mean?
    • use local solutions
  • he is not from Minnesota; he is from Australia
  • Condoleezza Rice and David Gates were desperate so they asked him to help
  • Australia does not have nukes
  • adviser during the surge
    • did not come up with the word "surge"
  • looks like a hippie compared to Stephen
  • they key to the success of the surge
    • tried to make people feel safe
  • the Anbar Awakening was the fifth attempt by the locals to fight the insurgents
  • Gruff, the Crime Dog couldn't help
  • he never thought America would have been greeted as liberators
    • will Afghanistan?
  • not formally advising anymore

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