November 8th, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

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OK, so now the witch is dead.

Not really, but the mental picture is apt, from my point-of-view.

George H. W. Bush sent in the troops, and followed the thought that he should give the generals what they wanted and let them do it their way, only giving them the objectives; limited and doable.

George W. Bush let his Secretary of Defense micromanage the Pentagon, only allowing them a very limited force, and then expected them to be able to do everything at a moment's notice. No clear objectives. No point, really.

If blame is sought for the morass in Iraq, I've felt that it was the SoD's fault; he should have been ousted long ago. Loyalty is good, but the President should have at least enough brain power to recognize a liability and let it go...

I wonder if Rummie'd resigned a week ago, how many Congressional seats would have turned back to Republican?

Hmm.

Going down in a blaze of glory.
Dead Dog Cat

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...and to add to the joy and headache, I've gotten a call from home; the uninteruptible power supply and the power to the cable modem have failed.

Oy.
Dead Dog Cat

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So, another Osprey book; this one is Osprey Campaign #170: Osaka 1615: The Last Battle of the Samurai, which details the fortress and the combat surrounding this city and era; the events changed Japan for centuries.