Saturday, January 27, 2007

Were It Only So

Overheard and read so many times this week:

I say this not because I have faith in Bush, but because I believe Petraeus is the best man for the job, and the general has literally written the book on counterinsurgency ops.


Phillip II, Caesar, Napoleon, and von Schlieffen all, either literally or figuratively, wrote the book on their own strategies. Yet where is the logical arguments that Petraeus’ version of COIN strategy will work at this time, in this place and with these conditions.