Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Hanson and the Generals

Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on where we go from here, in a must read today, posted at Pajamas Media.

Only one excerpt, fire for effect:

At some point all these retired generals need to simply quiet down and think. In World War II, Nimitz or Eisenhower never blamed the Secretary of War or FDR for the mistakes on Iwo Jima or the Kasserine Pass. Instead, they called in their top brass, drew up a plan, followed it, and then presented a successful fait accompli to their civilian overseers. In other words, our four-stars need to summon their colonels and majors in the field, draw up a military strategy that ensures our political aims of seeing a stable consensual Iraq, and then win. Blaming Bush, or faulting Rumsfeld is a waste of time; figuring out as military officers how to achieve victory over a canny enemy is all that matters.

This is the best answer possible to stuck on stupid critics like Captain Roly Poly Bius and his obliging band of retiring Generals, so intent on hanging Secretary Rumseld in effigy (or in person).

(Via Instapundit)

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