WILL DONALD RUMSFELD FALL ON

WILL DONALD RUMSFELD FALL ON HIS SWORD?….More from Josh Marshall. He has several good posts up right now:

  • A preview of a Sy Hersh article about how badly Donald Rumsfeld miscalculated the war.

  • More articles about how badly Donald Rumsfeld miscalculated the war. (Do you detect a trend here?)

  • Yet more about how Donald Rumsfeld miscalculated the war. This one is a long memo from a former ambassador to a Muslim country suggesting that we can’t bomb Baghdad into submission and we can’t win in urban fighting, so the end result is going to be a long siege. “Somebody will have to blink.”

I’m still agnostic on this. Sometimes military leaders really are too conservative and civilian leaders are the ones with the right idea (think Lincoln in the Civil War). Then again, sometimes the military experts are right. We’ll see.

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