DON'T BLAME THE GENERALS! OR RUMSFELD! OR BUSH!
I've just listened one of the most bizarre, absurd exchanges I've ever heard. Lou Dobbs asked (Ret.) General David Grange if our generals are matching the excellence of our troops in Iraq. Grange said he wanted to reframe the question. No, Lou replied, answer the question, I can't remember another war in which SOME general didn't get fired. Grange tried to spread blame to the media and the American people for our failures in Iraq.
Excuse me? That's like an NFL coach saying after three years of losing seasons, "If only the sportscasters and fans had supported us more, we'd have won! They didn't cheer loudly enough!"
Losing coaches get fired. The fans are just spectators, and so is the American public in this fiasco -- there's no draft, we've been asked for no sacrifice (other than that we permit our taxpayer dollars to be squandered on it). The media were the war's greatest cheerleaders until after the second losing season.
And when Athletic Directors don't fire the losing coaches, they get fired themselves.