Thursday, December 09, 2004

It's all in a name...

This post from the Kerry Spot gets a think because he calls the Secretary of Defense "Rummy" :)

But it also has these important comments:
I'm sure the exchange between the troops and Rumsfeld is going to be headline news around the world. And that's not a bad thing. How many Russian troops get to ask their generals or Defense Ministers these kinds of questions? How many Syrian, or Iranian, or North Korean soldiers get to keep their bosses accountable? (Also, how many of these armies are as well equipped as U.S. troops, even on their bad days?)

The message of yesterday's Q and A session is clear - we can figure out who to blame later, but right now, we just need to get the troops all that they need as quickly as possible.

Yes, that's exactly it. This is not the time to go back and go back and analyze everything that happened and try to place blame. We are still in the middle of a battle to stabilize peace and democracy and that needs to be our focus. Rumsfeld rightly understands this and I think that is a large part of why he's staying on in the administration. The better for us and the troops, I say.