Monday, October 03, 2005

General Petraeus Speaks

A quick hit before I hit the hay. Check out Tigerhawk's post on General Petraeus' briefing at Princeton yesterday.

::::::::General Petraeus engaged immediately, opening with a couple of well-delivered and marginally relevant jokes, and then announced that he would "take up the tool of the officer in combat, which is the laser pointer, and we’ll be off.”

The central theme of his talk, which was supported by lots of data and supporting anecdotes, was that there are a lot of myths about Iraq that need to be dispelled.

Read it all, it's a doozy. I'll be posting more about it later, just wanted to get the link up.