Friday, August 10, 2007

We do need the 82nd Airborne escorting kids to kindergarten

Arch neo-con Bill Kristol, in a clinical demonstration of how it really is possible to write without thinking for a second about how it reads to people outside the cocoon --

I spent a week in Iraq recently, and here's what impressed me most: the Americans ...I'm not an uncritical cheerleader for the American military ... The rule in Iraq is that brigade and battalion commanders--and even captains and lieutenants--are also taking on responsibilities as diplomats, politicians, development consultants, educators ... My traveling companions (military experts Fred Kagan and Kim Kagan ... the soldiers who have done well in Iraq will be major figures in American life for the next couple of decades. These men and women are no less suited to national leadership than are entrepreneurs, lawyers or local community leaders ...

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