When I was in Baghdad in 2008, I had an Intelligence
Officer come to me recommending that I take this certain bridge with our convoy to get
across the Tigris river. He saw that as the best option. I saw as a pretty terrible option
because the United States Air Force had eliminated that bridge from existence in 2003! You need
to have that gut check and you need to go ask somebody before you go making recommendations
that are way off the mark.