I’m always amazed at the,well, stupidity of reporters at times. First Arnett goes and says that the Coalition war plan has failed. Then Geraldo Rivera goes and reveals the location of the unit in which he was embedded.
With Arnett, he was speaking a bit of truth, albeit not a military truth. I’m sure that the coalition military leaders knew this was going to be a tough war, but up until last week, a great number of analysts, reports, people in government were saying that this was going to be a quick war, with thousands of Iraqis surrendering. Then suddenly everyone stopped talking about a quick war and started talking about a long war. Bush, in his usual eloquence, has said over and over again that this war would take “as long as it takes”. Let’s here it for decisiveness .