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Desert Rat linked Robert Haddick's article at TCS, which I think you will find of interest.
The disconnect between our goals and the means to attain them has made success illusive.
Robert reigns in those goals somewhat. I would be interested in your reaction.


Robert's blog is Westhawk

To effectively conduct a war in a two-party representative democracy like the USA, at least 60 to 70% of the nation must support the effort. Anything less and the party that is out of power will oppose the war and likely claim the next election. I hate to keep harping on the Vietnam War, but it is such a good example of how a war is lost through politics and not on the battlefield.

President Bush has a little less than two years to show a demonstrable improvement in the effort and outcome of the Iraq War otherwise the Democrats will surely win the presidency, probably a lot more, and begin the reployment of troops.

And Bush’s endeavor will be made even more difficult because any coordinated opposition to a war effort assuredly encourages the enemy----I hate to say it, but just ask General Giap (figuratively speaking).