The case for civilian control over the military and the need for reform in the intelligence community.
6:15 PM, Apr 10, 2003 • By TOD LINDBERG
"Every one of their [Saddam's special guards'] homes--and they are scattered throughout Baghdad--is stacked with ammunitions and supplies."
"This is tragic. American lives are being lost."
"They all said, 'We can do it with airpower.' They believed their own propaganda."
"McNamara-like intimidation by intervention of a small cell"
"They've [the Joint Chiefs have] abrogated their responsibility."
"Everybody wants to fight. The whole nation of Iraq is fighting to defend Iraq. Not Saddam. They've been given the high sign, and we are courting disaster. If we take fifty or sixty casualties a day and they die by the thousands, they're still winning. It's a jihad, and it's a good thing to die. This is no longer a secular war."
"The Syrians are coordinating with the Turks to screw us in the north--to cause us problems. Syria and the Iranians agreed that they could not let an American occupation of Iraq stand."
Tod Lindberg is a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard.