Monday, March 24, 2003

Reid Collins says:

When it's over, somebody ought to leave a note in the drawer for the next administration: "Let's not do it this way again."

Advertising that you plan to drop 3,000 bombs on Baghdad in an opening salvo designed to produce "Shock and Awe" comes perilously close to the arrogant braggadocio so much of the world associates with Uncle Sam. Changing the mission at the last moment and opting for a more selective attack offered the media the opportunity to chide you for failure to deliver. You are diddled either way. ....