Hiding behind the General. Bush has made Petraeus the arbiter of Iraq policy when it should be set by the President.and the text is not much more help:
Petraeus may well be right—or maybe not. The nature of military leadership is congenital optimism; officers are trained to complete the mission, to refuse to countenance the possibility of failure. That focus is essential when you go to war, but it lacks perspective. That's why civilian leaders—the Commander in Chief—are there to set the mission, to change or abort it when necessary. The trouble is, George W. Bush's credibility on Iraq is nonexistent. And so he has placed David Petraeus, an excellent soldier, in a position way above his pay grade. He has made Petraeus not just the arbiter of Iraq strategy but also, by default, the man who sets U.S. policy for the entire so-called war on terrorism.SHOCK! SHOCK!
[ cf Hiding Behind the General ]
It is as if Time Magazine does not accept the one true and only holy trilogy of WarPresident, WarCzar and Praetor Petraeus!!!
Besides in a time of transferring tax liabilities unto the unborn, does it really require that we hold to the old failed model in which there was a civilian government....
Are YOU doing your part to protect the One True And ONLY Holy Trilogy from the God Hating America Bashers, who can not accept the Divine Will in the new world order, and cling desperately to the failed liberal secular culture from before the Whole World Changed!!!
Long story short - in ten years, what will be the new excuse for why we have not privatized zombie hunting?