Thursday, May 06, 2004

Stay Tuned

What went wrong in the Iraq war and who is to blame?
The military historian in me answers, "Stay tuned." In about 100 years, we experts will have it all figured out.

The problem with judging military setbacks in the very short term is that even eventually successful wars seldom go smoothly. Wars are not won by infallible leaders with picture-perfect plans. The victors are those who candidly admit mistakes, abandon failing strategies and recast war plans to fit new circumstances.


With that opening, David Perlmutter injects some thoughtfulness into the discussion of the Iraq war. An excellent read.

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