1000 Points of Light They Ain't
Today's Washington Post reports
President Bush has complete faith in Donald Rumsfeld, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, dismissing criticism of the defense secretary's handling of the Iraq war as second-guessing by "1,000 colonels" at the Pentagon.
I guess I would feel better if President Bush or Secretary Rumsfeld had more the 0.1% of the experience that one of these colonels has--let alone what 1,000 of them have.
To be fair, Rumsfeld is one of the few in the administration who actually served in the military. He was a pilot in the Navy and retired as a captain. The Army's equivalent rank is, of course, a colonel--so let's make that 1,001 colonels at the Pentagon. Of course, some have seen combat and some have not--I leave it as an exercise to the reader to find out Cpt. Rumsfeld's combat experience