Well, as usual I'm a a day late and a dollar short. Everybody has already seen the article in the Inquirer Generals: military can't end insurgency
It's a pretty startling admission by the generals in charge of fighting the war over there, who have been talking about he "desperation" of the insurgency for the past 5 months, to finally be coming out like General Casey did in the piece and say:
"The political process will be the decisive element."
Or, Brig. Gen. Donald Alston, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, who said:
"I think the more accurate way to approach this right now is to concede that ... this insurgency is not going to be settled, the terrorists and the terrorism in Iraq is not going to be settled, through military options or military operations."
Now, what's going on here? Bush and Cheney are still droning on about the insurgency being in its "last throes" but the military is saying the war is pointless.
Lt. Col. Frederick P. Wellman is quoted as saying of the insurgency ""We can't kill them all...When I kill one I create three." (Should have thought about that before launching "operation phantom fury!")
Rummy must have given the ok for these interviews, so is he going off the reservation or what?