behind the Times offers up a dish on Defense Secretary Gates’ “blunt” review on the progress in
For all its supposed wisdom and intelligence it always gets down to its not being over yet therefore and even without actually saying it, it has failed.
“In one of his bluntest assessments of the progress of the administration’s
strategy, Mr. Gates said, “I think the developments on the political side are somewhat discouraging at the national level.” He said that despite the Sunni withdrawal, “my hope is that it can all be patched back together.”’ Iraq
Following this revelation that all is not perfect and that the new strategy is not a silver bullet on its own, the
toilet paper then leads us to the place it wants the reader:
“Mr. Gates gave little indication whether he was leaning toward recommending a shift in the administration’s strategy next month, when officials are planning to review whether progress has been achieved by sending nearly 30,000 additional American troops to
What is this “shift” the paper refers to? Or rather what do they want and expect the “shift” to be? If this “shift” is not what the
toilet paper means by “shift,” will there be holy hell to pay?
The “shift” is a euphemism for “redeployment,” “retreat,” “draw-down,” “time-line,” and “withdrawal.” Now, were the media actually unbiased, “shift” it would not matter so much whether a “shift” was new tactics, more soldiers, or withdrawal for example. But, “shift” has only been allowed to be one thing and as the president hasn’t ordered this “shift” anything else is wrong and a recipe for failure; especially since we have already failed.
These people (the msm and antiwar folks) have lost and so has the nation; therefore there can only be one “strategy” or “shift.” This unbending “shift” is what has been standing still, unbending and stubborn since the onset.
The administrations and military’s strategies and reassessments deal with changing realities oftentimes from failures (how else does one learn) and other times from what works. The other side of the argument being the msm and Left, has never had a different strategy. The idea when entering into a field of battle is to win and you keep morphing and changing in an effort to do just that.
This does not mean endlessly, but it should recognize how rapidly things have moved from the first day into
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