May 08, 2004
Bleeds Like a Duck

Bombshells in the Washington Post, at least in the PR war.

Army Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack Jr., ... when asked whether he believes the United States is losing, he said, "I think strategically, we are."
Army Col. Paul Hughes, who last year was the first director of strategic planning for the U.S. occupation authority in Baghdad, said he agrees with that view and noted that a pattern of winning battles while losing a war characterized the U.S. failure in Vietnam. "Unless we ensure that we have coherency in our policy, we will lose strategically."

A senior general at the Pentagon said he believes the United States is already on the road to defeat. "It is doubtful we can go on much longer like this. ... The current OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] refused to listen or adhere to military advice."

Posted by dbrown at May 08, 2004 11:19 PM
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