Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics

The three are not interchangeable concepts.

I get especially angry with the American public for accepting Bush's campign creativity when I hear statements like this one from this morning's address to the U.N.:

The work ahead [in Iraq] is demanding, but these difficulties will not shake our conviction that the future of Afghanistan and Iraq is a future of liberty. The proper response to difficulty is not to retreat; it is to prevail.
THAT'S the solution? "Prevail?" Let's see, Kerry lacks a sound plan on dealing with Iraq and Bush's grand strategic response to insurgenge, and Bush can get away with saying the right response to difficult is not to retreat, it's to "prevail?"

That's like a coach at halftime saying that every time the other team makes a touchdown down, his team's response will be to win the game.

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