THE FOG OF WAR….Can I just say that the endless news reports and blog postings suggesting that our military strategy is hopelessly screwed up ? Rumsfeld obviously thought the entire country would just surrender! ? are a bit premature? It’s only been six days so far.
Why are they pushing toward Baghdad so fast? Why are they leaving their supply lines in the south so thinly guarded? Why are the Iraqis actually fighting back? I don’t know, the reporters don’t know, sure as hell bloggers don’t know, and even the legion of retired military analysts on cable news are only guessing.
It may turn out in the end that we made some mistakes, and it may turn out the Rumsfeld was responsible for some of them. But I wouldn’t hang your hat on it yet. It’s early days.