Fighting Ourselves in Falluja

January 23, 2006

The lesson the Pentagon should learn from Iraq is to avoid ... the position he (Bremer) and the American military commanders in Iraq were placed in by the White House's failure to put one person in charge...

In 1967, when confusion among military and civilian officials in Vietnam was undermining the war effort, President Lyndon B. Johnson placed all civilian reconstruction and security functions under the top general, William Westmoreland, insuring unity of command under Westmoreland's successor Creighton Abrams...


And that's why we won the war in Vietnam, right?
Good old Bing -- he always knows how to solve the problem.


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