A good look at the other side of the Rumsfeld debate.
... One can't underestimate how petty the reform debate is within the Pentagon. Can the Pentagon walk and chew gum at the same time? Is it really that hard to prepare for a number of different war scenarios? ...
P.S. -- Rumsfeld's own inability to get beyond 'technology' reminds me of the CIA reforms of the 1970s and 1980s. No boots on the ground. All abstract 'technology.' Thanks, Stansfield. ... 'Maneuveur warfare' isn't just about 'technology.' It's also about mental 'flexibility.' This is Rumsfeld's true fault. ... Turner and Rumsfeld. ... Carter and Bush. Why do I see a similarity? ...Update
- 4.24.06-- The National Review
is rightly hailing the recent political settlement in Iraq. But for the National Review to lecture 'pessimists' about their inability to 'recalibrate their view' on Iraq is laughable. ... Are they lecturing pessimist William F. Buckley
? Doubtful. More likely it's another swipe in the never-ending left-right cage match bout. ... BTW: Charles
gave people permission to call it a 'civil war,' remember? ... FYI: I tinkered a bit with the above post this morning. Minor tightening etc.