‘They're beginning to lose me’: Andrew Sullivan
is back from his summer break -- and the Bush administration probably wishes Labor Day hadn’t arrived so early this year. Andrew: “I could forgive this administration almost anything if it got the war right. But, after a great start, it's getting hard to believe the White House is in control of events any more.” ...
Again, I’m no military expert, as I noted the other day in the 'Battle of Algiers'
item. But the one quibble I have with Sullivan’s analysis is the call for more troops. The military brass is starting to experiment
with a very un-Vietnam strategy, so let’s give it time. Strange, though, how they gave the impression this was the strategy they’ve been employing all along. If they’re only now implementing it, what were they doing before? ... Forget the aircraft carrier photo op. The "bring ‘em on" phrase is going to be more memorable/infamous if things don’t change soon in Iraq.
P.S. -- An ‘assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing’