Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Eisenhower's Advice to Bush

From today’s Washington Post: “The Pentagon announced yesterday that 35,000 soldiers in 10 Army combat brigades will begin deploying to Iraq in August as replacements, making it possible to sustain the increase of U.S. troops there until at least the end of this year.

“U.S. commanders in Iraq are increasingly convinced that heightened troop levels, announced by President Bush in January, will need to last into the spring of 2008.”

From General, later to be President, Dwight D Eisenhower, October 16, 1952: “Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. That is precisely the way we must not defend freedom today.”

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