We need a larger armed forces, and larger political conscience
Heartfelt crtitcal analysis across the board:
This small town of less than 5,000 in northern new england usually finds unexpected spring deaths, if there ARE ever any, as result of someone convinced his neighbor has been beaming partcle rays into his house during the long winter.
This year the unexpected deaths (3 last weekend) were from IED's and they took place in Bakouba. Though I live about 7 miles away, in a town of less than 2,000, the seismic waves in this blue state with red senators are palpable. When these stories are 10 minutes on the local news, it has significance. Local news is relatively uncolored. Discussions with local TV news people here has convinced me completely that if the station owners of these private businesses thought they would get more viewers (and more income) by leaning right, that might easily be the way it goes. In other words, local news is not ideological.
What these waves portend though are not a cut and run mentality, but a disgust. We enter wars to win. Bush is failing at this task by the most elementary of measures.
If the force structure in Iraq was at the behest and strategic design of Mr. Rumsfeld, then he should have been long gone.