'But we have a great General'
, who uses Massachusetts as a base when he's stateside, has an inspiring post
about the battle under way in Baquba, Iraq. I hope he's right that we can still win in Iraq -- and I hope I'm wrong that we're now fighting to merely define the degree of our defeat in Iraq. ... We agree on this: General Petraeus is indeed a 'great' general. Had he only been in charge in 2003 or 2004. ... We also agree on this: One battle does not win a war, especially an insurgency. ... Another local media outlet, Frontline, broadcast its 'Endgame'
piece last night. The LA Times
If "Endgame" were a newspaper story, it would be called a clip-job (a phrase from the era before computers): Just take the clippings from past stories, roll in a few fresh quotes and, voilà, weekend feature story.
Ouch. But see the show and decide for yourself. I'm going to try to view it online this weekend. ... Here's a good update
on Baquba. ...